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Neutron Stress, Texture, and Phase Transformation for Industry


April 19, 2007
Spallation Neutron Source
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN



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Who Should Attend

NST2 is directed to the broad engineering community based in industry who wishes to utilize neutrons in a wide range of diffraction applications.  Emphasis will be on the future uses of new ORNL Engineering Neutron Diffraction facilities for non destructive stress, phase and texture mapping, in situ load and furnace measurements, and grain level materials deformation behavior. The connection to modeling of residual stress generation and deformation processing will also be made.


Read a Synopsis for the NST2 workshop which is provided here in PDF format.

Goals and Expected Outcomes
  1. Identify the current needs and potential contributions for neutron scattering by industry utilizing engineering diffraction techniques.
  2. Recognize current and future capabilities of neutron diffraction facilities at U.S. neutron scattering facilities, including the High Flux Isotope Reactor and the Spallation Neutron Source, for industrial studies of structural materials.
  3. Produce a report on potentially valuable directions for additional research and investment focusing on the needs of industry.
Organizing Committee and Local Contacts

Xun-Li Wang, ORNL,
Camden Hubbard, ORNL,
Hahn Choo, UT,
Al Ekkebus, ORNL,
Kaye Carter, ORNL,
Lori Frye, ORNL,

Scheduled Agenda

View a PDF of the Scheduled Agenda as of February 5, 2007.

Satellite Workshops

The Oak Ridge (Knoxville) Chapter of ASM International is co-sponsoring an Educational Symposium "Neutrons for Materials Science and Engineering" on Wednesday, April 18, 2007. Visit the EdSym2007 Symposium website for further information.

Lodging and Transportation

Hotel Reservations

The conference hotel is the Comfort Inn of Oak Ridge.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Government rate of $72 plus tax for registrants to the Workshop.  When making reservations please identify that you are attending the ASM Education Symposium.  The cut-off day for hotel reservation is March 17. Buses will be provided for transportation to and from the hotel to the Spallation Neutron Source’s Central Laboratory and Office building at ORNL.

Contact Information:

Oak Ridge Comfort Inn
433 South Rutgers Avenue
Oak Ridge TN 37830
Phone: 865.481.8200

Air and Ground Transportation

Buses will be provided for transportation to and from the hotel to the Spallation Neutron Source's Central Laboratory and Office building at ORNL. Transportation by private vehicles to the site is discouraged because of lack of parking and site access requirements but private vehicles are allowed if you are registered to attend the Workshop.

Daily pickup at the hotels will be about 7:30am with arrival at ORNL about 8:00 a.m. Sessions on Monday and Tuesday will begin daily at 9am and buses will depart ORNL for the hotels by 8:30 p.m. The Wednesday afternoon session will feature tours of the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor in the afternoon following the close of discussions. Depending on the number of requests made to Kaye Carter,, transportation will be provided from ORNL to the Knoxville airport.

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory website ( provides links ( to airports and car rentals as well as area maps. Oak Ridge, TN is served by the airport in Knoxville (abbreviation TYS), about 30 minutes away. Information about the airlines and related ground transportation (limousines, taxis to hotels) is available at We have had great success with Executive Van and Limo at (865) 671-2509 [toll free at 1- 800-432-7923]. If you want to be picked up at ORNL, they are the only limo service with approved access to ORNL. You will need to call for advance reservations as they do not sit at the airport.

Location, Directions and Map

Directions to ORNL's Spallation Neutron Source:
Advance registration by noon April 9, 2007 is required.  Take Bethel Valley Road westbound to the security portal, stop and show identification for each member in the vehicle.  Upon approval, continue westbound on Bethel Valley Road for about 3 miles to the first traffic signal.  Turn right at the signal and the large stone “Spallation Neutron Source” sign.  Proceed up the road 1.8 miles to a large flat parking area at the top of the hill, park in front of the building that has three flag poles in front of it (Building 8600).  To the right of the flag poles is the main entrance.

Additional directions from specific locations can be found on ORNL's Driving Directions page. A McGhee Tyson Airport to Oak Ridge/ORNL/SNS route map is provided here in PDF format. Addtional maps can be found on ORNL's Getting to ORNL or Getting Around ORNL pages such as this visitor center campus map and SNS campus map also provided in PDF format.


Registration is required to attend this workshop because of access control at Oak Ridge National laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy facility.  You will be asked for your name, affiliation, email address, citizenship, date and place of birth.  There is no charge to attend this workshop.   You cannot attend unless you register by April 9.

Use this link to Register for the Workshop.

For registration questions, please contact Kaye Carter,

Poster Session

Requests are actively solicited for presentation of posters at NST2. The topics and posters proposed should be relevant to this workshop and based on industrial collaborations utilizing neutron scattering techniques, especially engineering diffraction. The title of poster, name(s) and affiliation of author(s), and an abstract of a maximum of 200 words should be submitted to Lori Frye, by April 9; submitters will be informed by April 12th of their acceptance for this session. 

The poster area will be 40 in. high by 40 in. long. Only Velcro dots [provided by workshop organizers] will be used to adhere poster materials to the panels.

Scholarships - CLOSED!

Scholarship applications are closed. Those receiving a scholarship award have been contacted by Ms. Roberta Campbell of the University of Tennessee. The scholarships were made available by the generous sponsorship of the UT-ANSWER program, an NSF International Materials Institute program.

  • ANSWER (NSF International Materials Institute program at Univ. of Tennessee)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Neutron Sciences Directorate and the High Temperature Materials Laboratory User Program
  • UT/ORNL Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences
Relevant Reports
Important Dates

March 10: Final day for receipt of Scholarship requests
March 15: Scholarship requestors will be informed of their acceptance for this session.
March 17: Hotel registration closes
April 9 : Final day for receipt of poster abstracts
April 9: Registration closes
April 12: Abstract/Poster submitters will be informed of their acceptance for this session.


The month of April is gorgeous in East Tennessee. A beautiful spring is anticipated. The average high is 70F and the low is 47F, with a sunrise at 6:59 a.m., and sunset at 8:14 p.m. Use the website to check weather conditions for Oak Ridge, TN.


Oak Ridge, TN is on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), four hours earlier than Greenwich Mean Time. Several websites have detailed information on attractions in Oak Ridge, TN and the surrounding area, including:

Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau:

Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation:

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