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
  • User access policies

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
  • Assessment
  • 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


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

Ad-Hoc Group: Compact Neutron Sources (CNS)

Lead by Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (LLB) and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), the CNS group is investigating the possibilities for using compact neutron sources in Europe.

Focus areas are currently indicative  and subject to change.