Introduction to the EQ-SANS Workshop
(EQSANS 2011)

September 6 - 7, 2011

Spallation Neutron Source • Neutron Sciences Directorate • Oak Ridge National Laboratory



Workshop Summary

The EQ-SANS is the newest small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) instrument at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). It is located at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). The EQ-SANS expands and complements the capabilities provided by the well-established GP-SANS and Bio-SANS instruments located at the High Flux Isotope Reactor of ORNL. Unlike these instruments, the EQ-SANS is a time-of-flight (TOF) instrument. The use of TOF affords unique capabilities to the EQ-SANS that are not available to reactor-based SANS instruments. The goal of the Introduction to the EQ-SANS workshop is to allow potential users of the instrument an opportunity to learn about the function and capabilities of the instrument through interaction with staff members and the instrument. The workshop will benefit both the experienced SANS user who has not worked with the instrument. as well as the novice researcher considering using SANS for their research.