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Title: Neutron Imaging at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Application to Biological Research

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) has recently installed a neutron imaging beamline at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) cold guide hall. The CG-1D beamline supports a broad range of user research spanning from engineering to material research, energy storage, additive manufacturing, vehicle technologies, archaeology, biology, and plant physiology. The beamline performance (spatial resolution, field of view, etc.) and its utilization for biological research are presented. The NScD is also considering a proposal to build the VENUS imaging beamline (beam port 10) at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). Unlike CG-1D which provides cold neutrons, VENUS will offer a broad range of neutron wavelengths, from epithermal to cold, and enhanced contrast mechanisms. This new capability will also enable the imaging of thicker biological samples than is currently available at CG-1D. A brief overview of the VENUS capability for biological research is discussed.
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  1. ORNL
  2. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
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Conference: Annual ORNL Biomedical Science and Engineering Conference, Oak Ridge, TN, USA, 20140506, 20140508
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR); Spallation Neutron Source
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SC USDOE - Office of Science (SC)
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United States
neutron imaging; neutron radiography; neutron computed tomography; CG-1D imaging beamline; VENUS; biology