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Neutron Source Fires Up

After years of eagerly anticipating its completion, scientists have finally witnessed the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) in action at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In a test conducted in the early hours of April 28, a pulse of protons successfully “spalled” neutrons from the nuclei of mercury. Researchers […]

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