The Road to the ESS

The last year of our four-year SINE2020 project is underway. We want to celebrate the work and achievements of the 12 participating countries by taking a road trip across Europe. Over the next 12 months we will look at how our consortium has paved the way to efficient, user-friendly neutron sources such as ILL (France), FRM II (Germany), SINQ (Switzerland), ISIS (UK), BNC (Hungary), NPI (Czech Rep) and of course the European Spallation Source (ESS) currently being constructed in Lund, Sweden; bringing industry, collaboration and innovation onboard en route.

The Road to the ESS

We will explore the contribution of each country – Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom – not only to the SINE2020 project but to European neutron facilities and the world of neutrons too.

Every week we will post an item of interest, perhaps a recent research development or news story, related to our featured country, as we travel the road to the ESS.

We've been to Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary and we're in Czech Republic now.

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Czech Republic

SINE2020 Partner: NPI

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SINE2020 Partner: MTA EK

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SINE2020 Partners: ILL, CEA/LLB/CNRS

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SINE2020 Partners: ESS-Bilbao, ICMA

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SINE2020 Partner: LIP Coimbra

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