Science & Capabilities

Science & Capabilities

Neutrons are a precious and irreplaceable scientific resource. They follow the quantum mechanical spin of the electron in solids, can penetrate sample chambers to look at materials under extreme conditions and provide unique information about the building blocks of life. Through a process of ongoing consultation with ORNL staff, users, expert advisory committees and workshops involving the broader research community, science priority areas have been identified with research challenges and opportunities that can be best addressed by the unique and vital information provided by neutron scattering.