LENS initiatives highlighted in CERN Courier
27 APR 2020
The CERN Courier has published a policy piece by LENS Chair Helmut Schober, Director of Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), that highlights the enormous potential for growth in Europe’s world-leading neutron science ecosystem.
The essay emphasises the essential contributions neutrons will make at each stage of the innovation chain that will drive the coming green wave of technological development in Europe.
In spite of last year’s closures of research reactors in France, Germany and Norway that have set back Europe’s neutron capacity, Schober is optimistic about the future of neutron science. In the essay, he sketches out the necessary components for a healthy future that include:
- Securing the scientific, technical and economic futures of ILL, the UK’s ISIS Neutron & Muon Source and the FRM-II reactor at Munich’s Heinz-Maier Leibnitz centre for neutron research;
- ensuring the rapid ramp-up of operations at the European Spallation Source;
- and developing the compact accelerator-based neutron source (CANS) initiatives at CEA-Saclay and the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science.
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.