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Facilities

LANSCE neutron research facilities include the Lujan Center, Proton Radiography, Isotope Production Facility, Ultracold Neutrons, and the Weapons Neutrons Research Facility.
Flight paths at Los Alamos Neutron Science Center

Flight paths and facilities at Los Alamos Neutron Science Center

LINAC

Proton linear accelerator

At the core of LANSCE facility is one of the nation's most powerful proton linear accelerators, LINAC. The 800-mega-electron-volt (800 MeV) LINAC provides beam current, simultaneously, to five major facilities with unique capabilities: the Proton Radiography facility that supports National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Program (NNSA DP) missions, the Weapons Neutron Research facility (WNR) that supports DP missions, the Lujan Center that supports DP and Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) missions, the Isotope Production Facility (IPF) that supports the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics within the SC, and the Ultracold Neutrons (UCN) facility that supports SC missions.

The LINAC's capability to reliably deliver beam current is the key to the LANSCE's ability to do research—and thus the key to meeting NNSA and DOE mission deliverables.

The LINAC at LANSCE has served the nation since 1972, providing the beam current required by all the experimental areas that support NNSA-DP and other DOE missions.  Read more about LINAC »

LANSCE Facilities

Isotope Production Facility

Isotope Production Facility (IPF)

Supports the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics within the Office of Science (SC);

Lujan Neutron Scattering Center

Lujan Neutron Scattering Center

Supports DP and Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science missions

Proton Radiography

Proton Radiography

Supports National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Program (NNSA DP) missions

Ultracold Neutrons

Ultracold Neutrons (UCN)

Supports Office of Science missions

Weapons Neutron Research

Weapons Neutron Research (WNR)

Supports Defense Program missions