Conclusions

The NCNR continues to be well run. It consistently and reliably provides a high flux of neutrons to an evolving suite of high-quality instruments. There is a substantial and well-satisfied external user community. The in-house science and technology is robust. The new organizational structure (the NCNR director now reports directly to the NIST director) demonstrates NIST recognition of the strength of the facility and allows a more efficient means for the facility to interact synergistically with the entire NIST complex. Ground will soon be broken for a substantial expansion of the guide hall, complemented by the construction of a new set of instruments. With this expansion and by continuing to serve the broad neutron scattering community, the NCNR is likely to remain an important neutron source and knowledge base for years to come.



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An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2007 Conclusions The NCNR continues to be well run. It consistently and reliably provides a high flux of neutrons to an evolving suite of high-quality instruments. There is a substantial and well-satisfied external user community. The in-house science and technology is robust. The new organizational structure (the NCNR director now reports directly to the NIST director) demonstrates NIST recognition of the strength of the facility and allows a more efficient means for the facility to interact synergistically with the entire NIST complex. Ground will soon be broken for a substantial expansion of the guide hall, complemented by the construction of a new set of instruments. With this expansion and by continuing to serve the broad neutron scattering community, the NCNR is likely to remain an important neutron source and knowledge base for years to come.

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