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 »
Supports the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics within the Office of Science (SC);
Supports DP and Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science missions
Supports National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Program (NNSA DP) missions
Supports Office of Science missions