Neutron-based research at SNS and HFIR in Chemical and Engineering Materials strives to understand the structure and dynamics of chemical systems and novel engineering materials. The user community takes advantage of capabilities of neutron scattering for measurements over wide ranges of experimental and operating conditions, including studies of chemical and physical changes in situ. User experiments with diffraction, small-angle scattering, inelastic and quasi-elastic scattering, and neutron imaging instruments address a range of problems in chemistry and in engineering materials research.
Current areas of research supported within Chemical and Engineering Materials include:
- The structure and dynamics of electrical energy storage materials and systems
- The performance of engineering materials under varying environments
- Fundamentals of structure under extreme pressure and/or temperature conditions
- The effects of processing conditions on material performance