CG-1D-Users

Overview

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) scientific user facilities – the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) – are US Department of Energy sponsored research facilities open to researchers for advancing research in science and technology. HFIR and SNS, two of the world’s most advanced neutron scattering research facilities, offer thirty instruments covering a wide range of science and capabilities. Beam time is granted through the User Program and is free of charge with the condition researchers publish their results, making them available to the scientific community.

For Industries interested in learning more about proprietary research or how neutrons can help solve problems in industry, visit the Industrial Applications Program webpage.

General User Proposal Calls

Proposal calls are typically held bi-annually in the spring and fall. The Call for General User Proposals for 2022-B will close March 23, 2022 at 12:00pm (noon) ET.

The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) have now received permission to begin allowing onsite access to vaccinated users.

Contact the User Office

The User Office is responsible for many aspects of the User Program. From submitting a proposal to coordinating your site access and training, the User Office staff are available to assist and answer your questions.

Email: neutronusers@ornl.gov

Phone: 865-574-4600