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, there is 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 Science Highlights from LENS Members
- In the context of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), LENS has compiled a variety of resources demonstrating how neutron scattering methods are being applied in energy, materials, and environment research, to help reduce our impact on the global climate.
- On 27 October 2021, Professor Robert McGreevy will be participating in the New ERA Conference, as part of a session on the sustainable funding of European Research Infrastructures.
- “Through the concerted effort of its members, and by developing synergies with the wider analytical research infrastructure landscape, LENS aims to achieve optimal exploitation of European neutron facilities to the benefit of the international scientific community.” Welcome to the second LENS Initiative newsletter. If you are new to the community, or would like to find out more about...