Neutron Science


Neutron Scattering Can Benefit Your Research

Neutron scattering has applications in almost every technical and scientific field, from biology and chemistry to physics and engineering. Neutrons have unique properties that allow them to reveal properties of materials that other types of probes can not.

Using Our Facilities

Beam time is granted through our general user program, which is open to all. In addition, we have opportunities for extended collaboration through programs such as internships and postdoctoral programs.

The instruments at HFIR and SNS can be used free of charge with the understanding that researchers will publish their results, making them available to the scientific community. Our facilities are also available for proprietary research for a fee.

ORNL Guest Portal

The ORNL Guest Portal gives you access to all the resources you need as a new or returning user, such as the proposal system, data access and analysis systems, sample handling information, and visitor information. Simply create an account to have your own personalized portal every time you visit our site.

User Program Manager
Laura Morris Edwards

We're always happy to get feedback from our users. Please use the Comments form to send us your comments, questions, and observations.