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Scientists Support Proposed Research Reactor at U of S

CINS members gather at proposed site for a research reactor as a source of neutron beams, with the Canadian Light Source in the background.
October 21, 2010

Saskatoon, SK, Oct 19, 2010 – A gathering of Canadian scientists has unanimously endorsed a proposal to build a nuclear reactor for scientific research on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan.

The endorsement was made at the Oct. 15-17 annual meeting of the Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering (CINS) which represents more than 400 Canadian researchers and students from universities and industry that use neutron beams to study advanced materials.

"Our members are very excited by the proposal to build a new neutron beam research reactor here,” said CINS president Dominic Ryan. “The strong support and enthusiasm by the university, the city, and the province to build this visionary facility is very clear.”

The proposed facility, called the Canadian Neutron Source (CNS), will be a complement to the Canadian Light Source (CLS). Co-locating these two world-class facilities at the U of S would enhance the potential research impacts. Because both are scientific user facilities, greater numbers of foreign scientists, as well as researchers from all over Canada, would travel to the U of S to conduct their research.

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