NCNR User Services

The NCNR User Services Team was established in 2009 to meet the needs of the thousands of users who visit the NCNR annually. Under the direction of Yamali Hernandez, the User Services Team manages all general use sample environment, the sample preparation laboratories and supports education and outreach programs.

An array of high-temperature, cryogenic, magnetic and pressure systems are available to all users who have an experiment at the NCNR. During the proposal writing process, our users can select their preferred sample environment equipment based on the experimental needs. If a single sample environment does not meet the users needs, please contact an instrument scientist to discuss further options.

Laboratory facilities are available for our users to prepare samples and load sample cells. We provide an array of chemicals, supplies and equipment to our users. If a user requires a specific chemical or piece of laboratory equipment, special arrangements can be made.


Tools & Instruments


  • Yamali Hernandez:

    100 Bureau Dr STOP 6102
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899
    (301) 975-5295 (office)