Most experiments conducted at the NCNR require a level of onsite sample preparation or support. To facilitate these experiments we provide a series of well-supplied user laboratories as well as multiple laboratories dedicated to analytical equipment. The user laboratories each have a specific focus; Crystallography , Surface Sciences, Material Science and Hydrogen, Biology, and Macromolecular Science. The two analytical laboratories are dedicated to X-ray scattering and sample characterization.
Safety is the top priority at the NCNR: the only good experiment is a safe one. New users are required to take a short laboratory safety course before using any laboratory facility. Not every safety regulation can be touched upon in this short course: if in doubt, please ask your local contact or laboratory responsible. Safety infractions cannot be tolerated.
Many users visit the NCNR and each experiment is equally important. To ensure every experiment runs smoothly, please only use the laboratory space assigned to you and sign out any equipment you use. If you feel you need more space, or have any other concerns, please do not hesitate to ask your local contact for assistance.
Our goal at the NCNR is to maximize the use of your neutron beamtime by providing you with the best support and equipment possible. Our staff are eager to hear your comments, questions and suggestions and are always ready to help.