The NRC Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC) is Canada's national user facility that enables researchers to use neutron beams as tools for world-class materials research. The CNBC is located at Chalk River Laboratories, where Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) owns and operates the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor. CNBC has been a global leader in the development of materials and products for businesses. Like most other neutron beam laboratories, the CNBC operates beamlines as a service to external researchers. In a typical year, about 250 individuals participate in research that relies on access to its suite of 6 beamlines at the CNBC.[1]


The neutron beam laboratory known as Canadian Neutron Beam Centre was transferred from AECL to the National Research Council in 1997.
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The NRU reactor, closed in March 2018, was a multi-purpose research reactor that supported science and industry in three areas simultaneously: 1. It was Canada's only major neutron source, supplying neutrons for the CNBC. 2. It was Canada's only major materials testing reactor, supporting nuclear energy research and development. 3. It was one of the two largest global producers of medical radioisotopes.
See also

Canadian Light Source


"About CNBC". AECL homepage. Retrieved 11 February 2014.[permanent dead link]

External links

NRC Canadian Neutron Beam Centre web site

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