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The operation group operates presently the world's highest flux accelerator-based neutron source SINQ and the ultra-cold neutron source UCN

Our goal is to produce maximum neutron fluence to our users with minimum radiation dose to people.

Staff and function

Name Function
Bertrand Blau Group leader
Frank Heinrich Cooling plant operation and control system
Rene Erne Plant Operator
Dieter Viol Plant Operator
Jörg Welte Planning, documentation and quality management
Markus Häfeli Documentation, QM and radioactive transports
August Kalt Design engineer
Bertrand Blau Cold moderators
Thomas Hofmann Cold moderator systems engineer
Pascal Erismann Cold moderator systems

Operational history

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