This is so cool! Compact Neutron Source Takes First Picture: http://physics.aps.org/synopsis-for/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.044802
..."Energetic neutrons provide an important tool for studying the
properties of materials. The most intense neutron sources are fission
reactors and particle accelerators, but they are costly to build and
research groups compete intensely for access. A cheaper and more
portable alternative is to generate neutrons from the interaction of
high-energy laser pulses with a solid target. Researchers at Los Alamos
National Laboratory in New Mexico have now recorded the first radiograph
with a laser-neutron source, a proof of principle marking the sources’
readiness for university labs."
Welcome to the Future of Neutron Scattering in Canada
a grassroots, nonpartisan movement of ordinary Canadians
that emerged in response to the lack of commitment by federal government(s) to build a new research reactor in Canada for nearly 2 decades.