The proposed Second Target Station (STS) at the ORNL Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) will provide the neutron user community with transformative capabilities, utilizing recent dramatic advances in neutron instrumentation and technologies.

The STS workshop (October 27-29, 2015) followed the SNS/HFIR User Meeting (October 26-27, 2015). The forum was used to update the user community on the planning for the STS, to engage the users in the process of moving the STS forward, and to seek the community’s input on all aspects of the project.

View the STS Workshop final report: Second Target Station Workshop Report, October 2015
The workshop focused on:
  • Discussion and development of the scientific case for the STS.
  • Formation of steering committees organized by instrument class to represent their respective science communities.
  • Discussion and prioritization of the proposed instrument concepts and a decision of an initial suite of roughly eight to ten instruments.
  • Identification of the necessary performance parameters for the initial suite of instruments and how to achieve these “must reach” specifications.
Workshop Co-Chairs:

Morten Eskildsen (,University of Notre Dame 
Boris Khaykovich (, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Workshop Contact: 
Ken Herwig (, Oak Ridge National Laboratory