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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2023. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27431.
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An Assessment of the National
Institute of Standards and
Technology Center for Neutron
Research

Fiscal Year 2023

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Panel on the Assessment of the
National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) Center for
Neutron Research

Laboratory Assessments Board

Division on Engineering and
Physical Sciences


Consensus Study Report

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2023. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27431.
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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2023. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/27431.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2023. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27431.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2023. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27431.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2023. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27431.
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PANEL ON THE ASSESSMENT OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST) CENTER FOR NEUTRON RESEARCH

PETER F. GREEN (NAE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Chair

KEN ANDERSEN, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

PENGCHENG DAI, Rice University

AARON P.R. EBERLE, ExxonMobil Corporation

ROSARIO A. GERHARDT, Georgia Institute of Technology

CHRISTOPHER R. GOULD, North Carolina State University

ANDREW HARRISON, European Research Infrastructure Consortium

ANDREW J. JACKSON, European Spallation Source

MEGUMI KAWASAKI, Oregon State University

THOMAS K. KROC, Fermilab

ANDREW T. SMOLINSKI, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute

Study Staff

KATIE BRATLIE, Director, Laboratory Assessments Board

JAMES MYSKA, Senior Program Officer, Study Director

AZEB GETACHEW, Administrative Assistant

JAYDA WADE, Research Associate (until August 4, 2023)

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2023. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27431.
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LABORATORY ASSESSMENTS BOARD

TJ GLAUTHIER, TJG Energy Associates, LLC, Chair

ROBERT D. BRAUN (NAE), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

DAVID S. C. CHU, Institute for Defense Analyses

DONA L. CRAWFORD, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (retired)

THOMAS R. KURFESS (NAE), Georgia Tech Manufacturing Research Institute

JUAN DE PABLO (NAS/NAE), The University of Chicago

CAROL SCHUTTE, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (retired)

Staff

KATIE BRATLIE, Director

AZEB GETACHEW, Administrative Assistant

LIZA RENEE HAMILTON, Senior Program Officer

JAMES MYSKA, Senior Program Officer

JAYDA WADE, Research Associate (until August 4, 2023)

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2023. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27431.
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Reviewers

This Consensus Study Report was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published report as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

RANA ASHKAR, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

MARIA MONICA CASTELLANOS, AstraZeneca

ROGER SOULSBY ECCLESTON, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK Research and Innovation

OLIVIA A. GRAEVE, University of California, San Diego

TAKEYASU ITO, Los Alamos National Laboratory

PETER B. MOORE (NAS), Yale University

SUSAN J. SEESTROM, Sandia National Laboratories

WILLIAM BRIAN WESTON, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations of this report nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this report was overseen by DAVID W. JOHNSON, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and JENNIE S. HWANG (NAE), H-Technologies Group, Inc. They were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with the standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Academies.

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