The League of advanced European Neutron Sources, LENS, is a not-for-profit consortium working to promote cooperation between European-level neutron infrastructure providers offering transnational user programs to external researchers.
Neutron Science in Europe
In Europe exists a world-leading network of international and national neutron sources serving a scientific community of more than 5,000 researchers with over 32,000 instrument days per year. Nine of these form a strategic consortium with the aim of strengthening European neutron science by enhancing collaboration among the facilities. LENS places emphasis on the relationship between user communities and funding organisations, continuous improvement of source facilities, optimising resources between and aligning policies among partners—all to ensure excellence to the communities they serve. Read more about LENS.
Recent News & Events
- Join LENS for this live interactive webinar, where ISIS's Gøran Nilsen will introduce some concepts behind polarized time-of-flight spectroscopy, using its recent implementation on the LET spectrometer at ISIS as an example.
- Joint Position Paper on Horizon Europe Missions issued by Europe’s Analytical Research InfrastructuresThe ARIE Joint Position Paper highlighting how a common, complementary approach by Europe's analytical RIs will help address the societal challenges of the Horizon Europe Missions framework programme was presented today.
- The two large European networks, together representing 28 large-scale analytical research facilities—including Europe’s premier synchrotrons, neutron sources and free-electron lasers—will begin a formal cooperation to advance their common strategic, scientific and technical goals.
- "Neutrons for Magnetic Nanostructures on Surfaces: Beyond the Specular Intensity Wars" PSI instrument scientist Artur Glavic will present a talk highlighting Polarized Neutron Reflectometry and the instrumentation that enables this technique.
- The Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC) has organised a new webinar series on the history, science, development and new trends in the field of Li-ion batteries, including the important contributions from neutron scattering techniques all over the world. It starts June 10.