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neutron production

SNS Completes Full Neutron Production Cycle at Record Power Level

The Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has reached a new milestone by operating a complete neutron production...
metals

Breaking Bad Metals with Neutrons

By exploiting the properties of neutrons to probe electrons in a metal, a team of researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)...
bacterial infections

Resisting the Resistance: Neutrons Search for Clues to Combat Bacterial Threats

The discovery of penicillin almost 90 years ago ushered in the age of modern antibiotics, but the growth of antibiotic resistance means bacterial infections...
Neutrino Detector

World’s Smallest Neutrino Detector Finds Big Physics Fingerprint

After more than a year of operation at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the world’s smallest neutrino detector has...
Catalysts

Interdisciplinary Team Designs Gas Flow Cell to Analyze Catalytic Behavior

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) now have access to a cutting-edge capability for studying catalysts.Catalysts are specialized...
mercury

Leading the Way: ORNL Builds More Reliable, Longer-lasting Targets for High-powered...

At the heart of the world’s most powerful pulsed-neutron source is a liquid mercury target.Since the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) began operation in 2006,...
diamond stripper foils

SNS-CNMS Partnership May Yield More Advanced Diamond Stripper Foils for Improved...

It may be hard to believe that fragile, ultrathin pieces of material as light as a feather and about the size of a stick...
diamonds

Diamonds that Deliver

It’s not enough to design new drugs.For drugs to be effective, they have to be delivered safely and intact to affected areas of the...
Neutrons

Neutrons Identify Key Ingredients of the Quantum Spin Liquid Recipe

Neutron scattering studies of a rare earth metal oxide have identified fundamental pieces to the quantum spin liquid puzzle, revealing a better understanding of...
Liquid Helium

Demonstrating Strong Electric Fields in Liquid Helium for Tests of Matter-antimatter...

The ScienceWhy is so much more matter than antimatter present in the universe? A clue to this mystery may be provided by a sensitive...
Plasma Processing

Plasma Processing Technique Takes SNS Accelerator to New Energy Highs 

A novel technique known as in-situ plasma processing is helping scientists get more neutrons and better data for their experiments at the Spallation Neutron...
lithium-ion batteries

Neutrons offer guide to getting more out of solid-state lithium-ion batteries

Although they don’t currently have as much conductivity, solid-state electrolytes designed for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are emerging as a safer alternative to their more...