Lujan Center at LANSCE
The Lujan Center delivers science by exploiting the unique characteristics of intense beams of moderated pulsed neutrons for academia, national security, and industry.
The Lujan Center will operate a world class user program in the service of the nation. Lujan Center scientists will be recognized for their leadership and innovation in neutron scattering.
Lujan Center User Capabilities
The Lujan Center instruments operate in time-of-flight mode, receiving neutrons from a tungsten spallation target. Four moderators provide epi-thermal, thermal and cold neutrons to specialized beamlines. The facility operates for a total of 3,000 hours per year.
SMARTS - Flight Path 2 Spectrometer for Materials Research at Temperature and StressEngineering diffraction
HIPPO - Flight Path 4 High-Pressure-Preferred Orientation instrumentCrystallography, engineering and strain, disordered materials
Flight Path 5 Energy-resolved Neutron ImagingNeutron radiography and tomography, neutron resonance spectroscopy, detector development
Asterix - Flight Path 11 Neutron reflectometer/diffractometerLarge-scale structures, magnetism
DANCE - Flight Path 14 Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture ExperimentsNuclear science and technology