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Neutron Beam Operations

Neutrons Canada will operate Canada’s domestic neutron beam facilities

International Partnerships

Neutrons Canada will secure access to world-leading neutron laboratories

Building For the Future

Neutrons Canada will manage national initiatives for future neutron sources
Reactor at McMaster University

Neutron Beam Operations

Neutrons Canada will operate Canada’s domestic neutron beam facilities.

McMaster University has received $35M in capital investments to develop a national neutron beam user laboratory at the McMaster Nuclear Reactor.

Two beamlines are to open as user facilities soon, with three more to be completed over the next several years. The latter three are funded through the CFI 2020 Innovation Fund project “Building a Future for Canadian Neutron Scattering,” proposed by a collaboration of 17 universities.

These facilities will be operated by Neutrons Canada in the coming years.

Get beam time at MNR

International Partnerships

Neutrons Canada will secure access to world-leading neutron laboratories by facilitating Canadian participation in international partnerships. 

McMaster University has received $11M through the CFI 2020 Innovation Fund project “Building a Future for Canadian Neutron Scattering” for partnerships with the Spallation Neutron Source and the NIST Center for Neutron Research, both in the United States.

Neutrons Canada has entered a partnership with the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source in the United Kingdom. More partnerships with foreign neutron sources are under development.  

Neutrons Canada will manage Canada’s international partnerships for materials research with neutron beams in the coming years.

Get beam time at ISIS

Building For the Future

Neutrons Canada will manage national initiatives for future neutron sources needed for the long term, including projects that explore and develop new technologies for neutron sources and beamlines.

A national team of researchers led by the University of Windsor has completed a feasibility study to design and build a prototype compact accelerator-based neutron source that would be used to test neutron source technologies, as well as to conduct materials research and to develop and demonstrate an innovative cancer therapy using a neutron beam.

The neutron beam community is also developing its long-range plan, which considers all technology options for a high-brightness national-scale neutron source.

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