Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF) is a user facility which provides intense pulsed neutron and muon beams for scientific research and industrial development. MLF produces neutrons and muons with an accelerator-based system that delivers short (microsecond) proton pulses to a target/moderator system, where neutrons are produced by a process called spallation. State-of-the-art experiment stations provide a variety of capabilities for researchers across a broad range of disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, materials science, and biology.
With its more intense, brighter source of neutrons and muons as well as world-class instrumentation, MLF provides the neutron and muon communities with unprecedented research opportunities. MLF allows for measurements of greater sensitivity, higher speed, higher resolution, and in more complex sample environments than have been possible at existing neutron and muon facilities.
MLF stands as a leading facility in Asia-Oceania region and is available to researchers from all over the world with varying degrees of experience. Submitted research proposals are reviewed by independent scientists from within the neutron and muon communities, and the most promising ones are chosen.