CG-1D-Users

Use Neutrons in Your Research

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 industry problems, visit the Industrial Applications Program.

Proposal Call

Proposal calls for General User Proposals occur twice a year. This is a competitive process, involving external peer review. Beam time is granted based on scientific importance and research feasibility.

To be considered for the upcoming run cycles at HFIR and SNS, proposals can be submitted any time before the indicated deadline. Once a proposal call closes, the next call will begin accepting proposals.

The next proposal call will close at 11:59 a.m. September 18, 2018 for experiments anticipated to run at HFIR and SNS from January to June in 2019.

Ready to get started? Learn How to Submit a Proposal.

Already been awarded beam time? Start Planning Your Visit to ORNL.

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