Neutron source BERII

The research reactor BER II delivers neutron beams for a wide range of scientific investigations, in particular for the materials sciences. Both thermal and cold neutrons are generated. These pass through several neutron guide tubes to the total of twenty four measuring sites. What is so special about the HZB in this respect are the unique environments for the test pieces. Positioned in the world’s most powerful magnets the test pieces can be exposed to low temperatures at the same time they are being irradiated with neutrons. This makes the Berlin reactor, in spite of its rather small delivery of 10 MW, an attractive neutron source for researchers from all over the world.