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News: Spallation Neutron Source Project Sequoia Instrument Starts Up

    October, 2008

Spallation Neutron Source Facility SNS Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL

Spallation Neutron Source Facility Oak Ridge National Laboratory (photo courtesy of ORNL)

Grantec was pleased to be advised by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that the Sequoia Fine-Resolution Fermi Chopper Spectrometer Instrument at Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), Oak Ridge, Tennessee was started on Oct 7, 2008.

Grantec performed the design and analysis for the Sequoia Detector vessel, the specialized vacuum chamber that houses the detector array for the Sequoia instrument. Grantec also recently performed the PC-3 seismic analysis for the detector vessel. The Sequoia Detector vessel is considered to be one of the largest vacuum chambers ever built in North America. The Spallation Neutron Source at ORNL is the most intense neutron source in the world.

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Download ORNL Notice and Info on Sequoia PDF (3 pages)

Information on the Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) project is available at the following link: Spallation Neutron Source Facilities

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