Research Accelerator Division

Kevin Jones, RAD Director

RAD Director Kevin Jones.

The Research Accelerator Division (RAD) is responsible for operation of the SNS accelerator complex, which consists of a negative hydrogen-ion injector, a 1 GeV linear accelerator, a proton accumulator ring, and a liquid mercury target system.

The SNS accelerator is the only one of its kind in the world and provides the driving power to the SNS target system, where neutrons are produced. The accelerator systems are designed to provide 1.4 megawatts of proton beam power to the target but also have the flexibility to provide additional scientific output in the future by increasing the beam power beyond 2 megawatts. (more about how SNS works)

RAD also encompasses facility operations for the SNS site such as building maintenance and computing integration.

Key Division Contacts

Director Kevin Jones
Administrative Assistant Marit Adjei
Accelerator and Target Operations George Dodson
Data Operations Karen White
Facility Operations Sam McKenzie
Instrument Operations Don Abercrombie