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Thirteen neutron beam instruments are either operational or under construction at the new OPAL reactor. ANSTO expects to add more instruments within five years. The facility has the capacity for further expansion, including potential for a second neutron guide hall.

J-PARK 4SEASONS: 4D-Space Access Neutron Spectrometer
DNA: Biomolecular Dynamics Spectrometer
iBIX: IBARAKI Biological Crystal Diffractometer
ANNRI: Accurate Neutron-Nucleus Reaction Measurement Instrument
NOP: Neutron Optics and Fundamental Physics
SuperHRPD: Super High Resolution Powder Diffractometer
NOBORU: NeutrOn Beamline for Observation & Research Use
PLANET: High Pressure Neutron Diffractometer
HRC: High Resolution Chopper Spectrometer
AMATERAS: ColdNeutron DiskChopper Spectrometer
TAIKAN: Small and Wide Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument
SOFIA: Soft Interface Analyzer
SHARAKU: Polarized Neutron Reflectometer
SENJU: Extreme Environment Single Crystal Neutron Diffractometer
TAKUMI: Engineering Materials Diffractometer
iMATERIA: IBARAKI Materials Design Diffractometer
NOVA: High Intensity Total Diffractometer


JRR-3 achieved its first criticality in 1962 as the first research reactor constructed with domestic technology and has been utilized by a multitude of researchers since the dawn of nuclear research and industry. In 1990, JRR-3 was modified to improve its performance, and it resumed operation as a high-performance and multipurpose research reactor with thermal power of 20 MW. JRR-3 has several facilities for neutron beam experiments, irradiation experiments for nuclear fuel and material, and production of RI and silicon semiconductors. Cold neutron (very low energy neutron) beams are available and utilized for research of life phenomena by analyzing the structure of polymer molecules, for example.


A premier multi-disciplinary Nuclear Research Centre of India having excellent infrastructure for advanced Research and Development with expertise covering the entire spectrum of Nuclear Science and Engineering and related areas.

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SNS currently has 16 instruments available for users. Each instrument is designed to complement the other instruments in the suite and to benefit several different areas of science.


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Thermal Neutron Instruments
Cold Neutron Instruments
List of Instrument Scientists
NCNR Lab Safety Guidelines

PSI Diffractometers
Small-angle scattering instruments
Non-diffractive instruments
Special installations
ILL D - Neutron diffraction
Powder-, Single-crystal-, & Small-angle-diffractometers, Reflectometers
IN -Inelastic neutron scattering
Three-axis, Time-of-flight & High-resolution spectrometers
PF & PN - Nuclear and Particle physics

The construction of the new German high flux neutron source FRM-II is finished and FRM-II is is waiting for its license to start nuclear operation. With the beginning of the routine operation 19 instruments will be in action, including 5 irradiation facilities and 14 beam tube instruments, most of them use neutron scattering techniques for the purpose of material science. Some of these instruments are unique, others are expected to be the best of their kind, all instruments are based on innovative techniques. Further instruments are under construction.


Muon spectroscopy
Neutron diffraction
Neutron spectroscopy
Small angle scattering

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