Neutron Science


Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences

JINS is located on Chestnut Ridge within the 80-acre SNS site, part of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences (JINS) was founded as a collaborative effort between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and The University of Tennessee to promote the use of neutron scattering in various fields of research. Through worldwide collaborations between researchers of the biological and life sciences, energy sciences, polymer science, condensed matter physics and computational sciences, a synergistic consortium will be created at ORNL to elevate the field of neutron sciences to a new level of efficacy for industry, medicine and frontier research.

The goal of JINS is to serve as a gateway for users of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at ORNL. By hosting workshops and offering full support to users of the steady-state HFIR and the pulsed SNS through fellowship and sabbatical programs, the best neutron scientists from institutions all over the world interact with the resident staff to embark on frontier investigations providing unparalleled productivity. As well, JINS fosters joint faculty positions between ORNL and its university partners and assists multi-institutional research teams to develop new applications.

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