The Road to the ESS
by Lucy Moorcraft, SINE2020 Information Manager
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.
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, Czech Republic, Germany and now Switzerland.
SINE2020 Partner: PSI
- Scientist Spotlight: Felix Bloch
Hosted Data Treatment's Workshop I in April 2016
Hosted Sample Environment's Kick-off meeting on High Pressure Cells in January 2016
Contribution – Sample Environment Improving a piston-cylinder pressure cell for μSR experiments
Contribution – Detectors Making 2D position sensitive scintillation detectors for neutron measurements
Industrial Case Study: Haldor Topsøe
Contribution – Sample Environment High-pressure cell for in situ neutron scattering investigations of hydrogen storage materials
Contribution – Schools Hosted Matrac 2 Neutron School one of the many neutron schools supported by SINE2020.
Contribution – Chemical Deuteration Deuterated polymers
Contribution – Data Treatment BornAgain
Contribution – Crystal Growth Phase Diagram crystal growth and the development of a Crystallization Chamber
SINE2020 Partner: NPI
Scientist Spotlight: George Placzek
Hosted the Sample Environment meeting in November 2018.
SINE2020 Partner: MTA EK
Scientist Spotlight: Leo Szilard
Contrubution – Schools co-ordinating the Introductory Neutron Schools
Contribution – Industry including performing feasibility study measurements and helping at Industry events like the Automotive Expo
SINE2020 Partner: University of Parma
Scientist Spotlight: Irène Joliot-Curie
Industrial Case Study: EDF
Contribution – E-learning and Schools Advanced Neutron Schools
Contribution – Data Treatment Mantid at ILL
Contribution – Detectors Micromegas Detectors, Microstrip Gas Chambers
Contribution – Chemical Deuteration Deuteration of Biomolecules
Contribution – Crystal Growth Methods for large protein crystal growth for neutron protein crystallography, Using high magnetic fields
Scientist Spotlight: Blas Cabrera Felipe
Feasibility test with Spanish company Tryo Aerospace. Read all about the aims of SINE2020 and Industry.
Spanish Women in Science: Arantxa Arbe
SINE2020 Partner: LIP Coimbra
Scientist Spotlight: Egas Moniz