SNS Neutron Science Symposium

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Neutron Sciences Symposium 
Scientific and Industrial Opportunities for the Spallation Neutron
Source (SNS)

Place:	Washington, D.C., J. W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania
Avenue, NW
Time:	March 3-4, 1998

Purpose of the Symposium

This symposium will highlight the scientific, industrial, and
educational opportunities possible with a next-generation neutron
source.  Early neutron sources built in the U.S. and abroad rapidly
demonstrated the utility of neutrons for research in condensed matter
physics.  As cold sources and improved instrumentation were added, the
applications of neutrons spread to other fields such as chemistry,
materials sciences, earth and environmental sciences, and life sciences.
More recently, neutrons have become important in engineering sciences
and industrial development.  But while the utility of neutrons has
increased significantly, no new sources have been built in the U.S. for
decades.  In fact, a recent assessment by the OECD revealed a serious
decline in neutron facilities worldwide.  This problem has become of
even greater concern because a fundamental limitation of neutron sources
in science applications is the lack of intensity, and as R&D has become
more diverse and sophisticated, the need for more intense sources has

Now, the DOE has funded the completion of a Conceptual Design Report for
a new accelerator-based neutron source, the Spallation Neutron Source
(SNS), and funds are in the FY 1998 budget to prepare for a construction
line item request in FY 1999.  The SNS is a collaborative project
involving five DOE National Laboratories in the design and construction
of a powerful one megawatt, pulsed, neutron source that can be
economically upgraded to significantly higher powers in the future.  The
neutron user community has established the performance requirements for
the SNS, and is intimately involved in selecting and building the
neutron scattering instrumentation.  This symposium will explore the
needs and opportunities in the scientific and industrial communities
that will be stimulated by the availability of such a powerful new
source and advanced  instrumentation.

Evening Reception

A reception is planned for the evening of Tuesday, March 3, with remarks
by  Senator Pete V. Domenici.  Senator Domenici is Chairman of the
Senate Budget Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations

The reception will be co-hosted by the five Department of Energy (DOE)
National Laboratories involved in the SNS Collaboration:
Argonne National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
and sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Invitees will include members of Congress and their staff, government
agencies, professional societies, Nobel Laureates involved in neutron
science, conference attendees, and dignitaries.

There will also be a poster display at the reception highlighting
scientific research and industrial developments as well as the user
programs at some of the existing neutron facilities in the U.S.

Information for Attendance

The symposium will be held in Washington, D.C., March 3-4, 1998, at the
J. W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.  If you plan to
attend you must return the required information to the Conference Office
by fax or e-mail only.  Attendees will need to make their own room
reservations.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott at a
special conference rate.  To make reservations, call 202-393-2000 and
mention the SNS Symposium.


There will be a $100 registration fee (except for speakers) that will be
due on registration at the symposium Monday evening, March 2, 1998.
Only cash or checks can be accepted as a form of payment.

If you plan to attend, please return the following information to the
Conference Office by fax or e-mail no later than January 30, 1998:
	*  Name and address (for badge preparation), e-mail address,
	   telephone number, and facsimile number.
		*  I will (will not) attend the Symposium.
		*  I will (will not) attend the seated luncheon on March
		*  I will (will not) attend the evening reception on
March 3.
		*  I will (will not) attend the seated luncheon on March
	Tickets for the luncheons and reception will be available for
those with reservations at registration Monday evening, March 2, 1998.

Conference Office Address:
Ms. Karen B. Lee
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6240
Tel:  423-574-4321
Fax:  423-574-0323
e-mail:  leekb at

If you need additional information, please contact the Conference


Symposium Agenda
Invited Program

March 3

Opening Session

	Welcome	Albert Narath, Chairman
	Neutron Science in DOE	Martha A. Krebs, Director,
		DOE Office of Energy Research
	Importance of Major Facilities to Science	John H. Gibbons,
Science Advisor to the 	President 	and Director, OSTP
	Neutron Scattering Overview	Andrew  D. Taylor (Rutherford
Appleton  	Laboratory)
	Overview of the SNS Collaboration	Bill R. Appleton (Oak
Ridge National 	Laboratory)

Seated Luncheon, Keynote Address 
	 "The Role of Science in DOE"	Federico Pe–a, Secretary of

Community Needs in Neutron Science

	Industry Needs in Neutron Science	William  F. Brinkman
(Lucent Technologies)
	Neutron Science in the U.S.	Frank S. Bates (President,
Neutron 	Scattering Society of America)
	University Research	Robert J.  Birgeneau (Massachusetts
Institute of Technology)	
	Educational  Needs and Opportunities	Robert C. Dynes
(University of California - 	San Diego)


	"Remarks on Science in the National Interest"	Senator Pete V.

Poster Displays:  Neutron Research at U.S. Facilities

March 4

	Opening remarks	Representative Zach Wamp

Community Needs in Neutron Science

	Trends in the Automotive Industry	Peter Beardmore (Ford
Motor Company)
	Neutron Research in the Energy Industry	Alfredo M. Lopez (Exxon
Research and 	Engineering)
	Semiconductors	Paul M. Horn (IBM)
	Opportunities in the Life Sciences	J. Kent Blasie
(University of Pennsylvania)

Seated Luncheon

	 "Congressional Initiatives in Science and Technology"	Senator
Bill Frist


	Opening remarks	Representative Bart Gordon	

Collaborative Opportunities in Neutron Science
	Industrial Research Opportunities	Gabriel A. Aeppli (NEC)
	University/Industry Collaborations	Thomas P. Russell
(University of 	Massachusetts)
	Industrial  Research Opportunities	David J. Lohse (Exxon
Research and 	Engineering)

	Conference Wrap-up	Ernest Moniz, Under Secretary of Energy,
	Albert Narath


Symposium Organizers

Symposium Chairman:
Albert Narath				President & Chief Operating
					Energy & Environment Sector
					Lockheed Martin Corporation

Steering Committee:
Alvin W. Trivelpiece			Director, Oak Ridge National
Peter D. Bond				Interim Director, Brookhaven
National Laboratory
John C. Browne			Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Dean E. Eastman			Director, Argonne National Laboratory
Charles V. Shank			Director, Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory

Program Committee:
Bill R. Appleton, Chair			Oak Ridge National Laboratory
John D. Axe				Brookhaven National Laboratory
Bruce S. Brown				Argonne National Laboratory
Roger Pynn				Los Alamos National Laboratory
Thomas P. Russell			University of Massachusetts
Philip N. Ross				Lawrence Berkeley National
Herbert A.  Mook			Oak Ridge National Laboratory
James B. Roberto			Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Gabriel A. Aeppli			NEC Research Institute

Symposium sponsored by the Department of Energy

Conference Secretaries:

Karen B. Lee
Carol D. Moorhead
Yolanda Moreno


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