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Whether its helping to convert cars to clean fuels, generating knowledge for better health, or leading to tomorrow's discoveries, materials research using neutron beams makes impact.

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The CNBC will help you develop a proposal for time on its world-class beamlines for stress scanning, reflectometry, polarized triple-axis spectroscopy and powder diffraction. You can get as much beam time as is scientifically and technically justified. The CNBC will provide high quality support during your beam time, and can help you interpret results afterwards. You can submit a proposal anytime, and it can be approved within weeks.

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Impacts today and tomorrow

Impacts today and tomorrow

Materials research using neutron beams makes impact, whether its helping to convert cars to clean fuels, generating knowledge for better health, or leading to tomorrow's discoveries.

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