The Argonne Accelerator History Document Collection


SNS – Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge

This powerful neutron source at ORNL was designed in the late 1990's in a collaborative effort among six national laboratories. The roles of Argonne staff members during that period were mainly in 3 areas:  management, accelerator design, and experimental area neutron instrument design.   A crucial part of the accelerator design work concerned the late-stage decision to use a superconducting 1 GeV linac for the main Hminus acceleration.  The SNS at Oak Ridge began operations for users in 2007, and in 2008 became the most intense spallation source in the world. 

References - Document Access Guide

  • Preliminary Design Report - Superconducting Radio Frequency Linac for the Spallation Neutron Source, U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, SNS-SRF-99-101 (1999).
    (Located in the Argonne Research Library)

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