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Neutron and Proton Science at LANSCE

Serving an international user community in support of civilian and national security research

LANSCE Capabilities

For more than 30 years the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) has provided the scientific underpinnings in nuclear physics and material science needed to ensure the safety and surety of the nuclear stockpile into the future. In addition to national security research, the LANSCE User Facility has a vibrant research program in fundamental science, providing the scientific community with intense sources of neutrons and protons to perform experiments supporting civilian research and the production of medical and research isotopes.

The LANSCE User Program plays a key role in training the next generation of top scientists and in attracting the best graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career scientists. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)—the principal sponsor of LANSCE—works with the Office of Science and the Office of Nuclear Energy, which have synergistic long-term needs for the linear accelerator and the neutron science that is the heart of LANSCE.






LANSCE in Unscheduled Outage (Sep. 24, 2021):
Due to a significant equipment failure, there is no beam production. The replacement and restoration of accelerator operation will take 3-4 weeks. Detailed updates will be posted when available.
Thank you for your understanding.

Save the Date
- Virtual 2021 LANSCE User Group Meeting, Nov. 10, 2021

The approved 2021 LANSCE Operating Schedule is available here.

Find the LANSCE COVID-19 User and Visitor Guidelines here.