Neutron Science


Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization

As the data sets generated by the increasingly powerful neutron scattering instruments at HFIR and SNS grow ever more massive, the facilities' users require significant advances in data reduction and analysis tools. Designing and developing the software and hardware to accomplish this task is a research area all its own.

Recent Research Highlights

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Neutron Imaging Explored as Complementary Technique for Improving Cancer Detection
— Today’s range of techniques for detection of breast and other cancers include mammography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, positron emission tomography (PET), and optical imaging. Each technology has advantages and disadvantages, with limitations either in spatial resolution or sensitivity.

Ancient Lamps, Earrings Yield Their Secrets Under Neutron Imaging
— For the first time at ORNL, three-dimensional (3-D) neutron images have been taken of rare archaeological artifacts. Bronze and brass artifacts excavated at the ancient city of Petra, in present day Jordan, were recently imaged in 3-D using neutrons at the High Flux Isotope Reactor’s CG-1D neutron imaging instrument.

SEQUOIA Measures Magnetic Excitations Revealing Exotic Physics in One Dimension
— Neutron scattering is a powerful tool for studying the strength of the magnetic interactions between a material’s magnetic ions.

Beam Line 13 Fuels Discovery Fever for Fundamental Physicists
— Kucuker Dogan (left) and Matthew Musgrave prepare a helium-3 cooling cell that is used to measure the angle at which the neutron beam strikes the liquid hydrogen sample.


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