Beam time is granted through our general user program, which is open to all. In addition, we have opportunities for extended collaboration through programs such as internships and postdoctoral programs.
The instruments at HFIR and SNS can be used free of charge with the understanding that researchers will publish their results, making them available to the scientific community. Our facilities are also available for proprietary research for a fee.
ORNL User Portal
The ORNL User Portal gives you access to all the resources you need as a new or returning user, such as the proposal system, data access and analysis systems, sample handling information, and visitor information. Simply create an account to have your own personalized portal every time you visit our site.
Notice: Scheduling and Travel
The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) is committed to ensuring that the HFIR and SNS neutron sources and beam line equipment are available to users in accordance with published schedules. However, there may be occasions when the neutron sources and/or beam line equipment are not available as planned.
When user beam time is lost due to neutron source or beam line system issues, the NScD is committed to actively working with users to reschedule beam time in a timely manner to minimize impact to the affected users. However, to minimize overall user community impact, it is generally necessary to maintain the schedule for unaffected experiments.
In accordance with our sponsor’s policies, please be aware that ORNL and NScD cannot reimburse users for travel expenses that they may incur should the neutron source or beam line not be available. Therefore, we suggest that users only purchase refundable transportation tickets.
User Office Contacts
|User Program Manager||Laura Morris Edwards||865.574.2966|
|Proposal System||Gabrielle Boudreau||865.574.6612|
|User Training & Access||Robbie DeJarnette||865.574.6931|