The NCNR (NIST Center for Neutron Research) Expansion Initiative is a
multi-year project under the America Competes Act to increase the cold
neutron measurement capabilities of the NCNR. This will be achieved by
creating new beamlines and adding new instruments.|
The NCNR serves more than 2000 scientists and engineers annually.
It is especially
valued for its cold neutron source, which greatly increases the
utility of the neutron beams, particularly in biotech and materials research.
The extension of the cold neutron guide hall, the installation of a second
cold source, and the addition of several advanced instruments
over a five year period (2008 through 2012), are central to the Expansion
Initiative. Additional infrastructure components include a
Technical Support Building, a secondary cooling pump building, a
compressor building, an electrical substation, a cooling tower cell,
and a security road.
The benefits of the Expansion Initiative include
a new generation of world-class instruments directly supporting the needs of
science and industry, a >25% increase in the overall measurement capacity of
the NCNR, the opportunity to leverage leading NCNR user programs serving
an additional 500 researchers each year, and increased operational
For further information about the Expansion Initiative click on one of the links
above or below.
NCNR home page.
Last modified 12-April-2012 by website owner: NCNR (attn: John Copley)