Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering
The Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) is a national user facility that is jointly funded by the National Science Foundation under Agreement Number DMR-1508249, and by the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). CHRNS develops and operates state-of-the-art neutron scattering instrumentation with broad applications in materials research for use by the general scientific community. Combined, CHRNS instruments can provide structural information on a length scale of 1 nm to ~10 microns, and dynamical information on energy scales from ~30 neV to ~100 meV. These are the widest ranges accessible at any neutron research center in North America. The instruments are used by university, government and industrial researchers in materials science, chemistry, biology and condensed matter physics to investigate materials such as polymers, metals, ceramics, magnetic materials, porous media, fluids and gels, and biological molecules. Proposals for use of the CHRNS facilities are considered solely on the basis of scientific merit or technological importance.
CHRNS currently operates six neutron scattering instruments:
- CHRNS Very Small Angle Neutron Scattering (vSANS)
- CHRNS 30m Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS)
- CHRNS Ultra-Small Angle Neutron Scattering (uSANS)
- CHRNS Multi-Angle Crystal Spectrometer (MACS)
- CHRNS High-Flux Backscattering Spectrometer (HFBS)
- CHRNS Neutron Spin Echo Spectrometer (NSE)
As part of its education and outreach effort, CHRNS is pleased to offer U.S. university-based research groups planning to come to the NCNR for an experiment approved by its Beam Time Allocation Committee (BTAC), the opportunity to request travel support for an additional graduate student to participate in the experiment.