Oxford Instruments receives orders from neutron scattering facilities

Oxford Instruments has received orders for high field superconducting magnets from two neutron scattering facilities, the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO). The magnets use Oxford Instruments’ helium recondening technology, in which a cryocooler captures evaporated gas and turns it back into liquid helium. This technology ensures less helium consumption and also conforms to the stringent magnet designs required by neutron scattering facilities.

Oxford Instruments has installed four similar systems in two other facilities in the past year; the ISIS Neutron Source (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) and the ILL neutron facility (Institut Laue-Langevin).