The University of Kentucky Van de Graaff Accelerator Laboratory (UKAL) is the premier facility in the United States for studies with fast (MeV) neutrons. The laboratory opened in 1964 and the accelerator underwent a major upgrade in the 1990's. Over the last 5 decades, the facilities have been used for research in nuclear physics, as well as for homeland security and corporate applications.

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