Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization

As the data sets generated by the increasingly powerful neutron scattering instruments at HFIR and SNS grow ever more massive, the facilities' users require significant advances in data reduction and analysis tools. Designing and developing the software and hardware to accomplish this task is a research area all its own.

Research Highlights

Ancient Lamps, Earrings Yield Their Secrets Under Neutron Imaging

“Neutron imaging gives researchers new tools for exploring artifacts and ancient technology”

For the first time at ORNL, three-dimensional (3-D) neutron images have been taken of rare archaeological artifacts. Bronze and brass artifacts excavated at the ancient city of Petra, in...

SEQUOIA Measures Magnetic Excitations Revealing Exotic Physics in One Dimension

Neutron scattering is a powerful tool for studying the strength of the magnetic interactions between a material’s magnetic ions. A collaboration from Canada, Taiwan, and the United States used time-of-flight neutron scattering at the Spallation Neutron Source instrument SEQUOIA to...

Neutron Imaging Explored as Complementary Technique for Improving Cancer Detection

ORNL and University of Tennessee collaboration now analyzing first results from neutron radiographs of cancerous tissue samples

Today’s range of techniques for detection of breast and other cancers include mammography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),...