There is a wide range of neutron scattering techniques, each uniquely suited to solve many problems of current scientific and technological interest. One of the goals of the NCNR is to provide scientists from across the nation with the opportunity to utilize the neutron instrumentation and capabilities at NIST to solve these problems. However, this can represent a significant barrier for scientists who are not already well-versed in neutron scattering, in that they don't have the experience, knowledge, or familiarity to successfully use the facilities. To encourage new users and provide them with this essential educational opportunity, the University of Maryland has developed an outreach program to assist first-time users to come to the neutron facility and carry out an experiment, in close cooperation with NIST scientific staff.
To apply for this program, send an email message to Professor Robert Briber at neutron_outreach [at] umd.edu (the University of Maryland.) An application form will be sent to you electronically. This will be evaluated, and you will be notified of the decision.