Working Groups

Working Groups

The League of advanced European Neutron Sources (LENS) activities are executed by Standing and ad-hoc Working Groups.

WG1: Strategy, Promotion & Policy

Lead by the European Spallation Source (ESS), this group focuses on various topics including:

  • Promotion and communication
  • Neutron strategy/landscape analysis
  • New funding schemes
  • Assessment

Photo Robert Cubitt/ILL

WG2: Neutron Usage and Innovation

Lead by Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) and ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, this group focuses on various topics including:

  • Education
  • Awards
  • User organisation
  • Industrial users
  • New user communities
  • User access policies
  • Best practice

Photo Serge Claisse/ILL

WG3: Synergies in Technological Development and Operation

Lead by Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) and Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), this group focuses on various topics including:

  • Moderator systems
  • Neutron delivery systems
  • Technologies for polarized neutrons
  • Detectors
  • Sample environments
  • Deuteration technologies
  • Future sources
  • Standardisation

Photo A. FILHOL/CEA

WG4: Computing, Data

Lead by the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) and Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), this group focuses on various topics including:

  • Artificial intelligence technologies
  • Open data, Data DOI’s
  • Computing/data-management/-analysis
  • Automatization and robotics
  • Instrument control systems
  • Joint software repository

Focus areas are currently indicative  and subject to change.