New neutron source in Canada would spur innovation, medical treatments

Neutrons have many applications in scientific and medical research

Technological progress owes much to our scientific understanding of the materials we use to build the world around us, from longer-lasting cell-phone batteries to new medicines.

Scientists and engineers rely on a full suite of tools to understand the properties of materials at the atomic and molecular levels, and they use various probes such as visible light, lasers, ultrasound, X-rays, electrons and neutrons. Each tool reveals certain properties of materials, generating knowledge that guides to better understanding and improvements.

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About Crissy Wright

Crissy Wright is the Community Facilitator at the Manufacturing Innovation Network (MIN).

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