PSI participates in ECNS in St Petersburg

Robert McGreevy/ISIS presents the LENS initiative during the ECNS opening ceremony (picture courtesy LENS-initiative).

The European Conference on Neutron Scattering (ECNS) is a spree of lectures, poster sessions, and expert talks on the current trends and future possibilities in neutron science. The programme spreads over six days and covers a magnitude of topics. The variety of presentations demonstrates that neutrons are a unique tool that can be applied across numerous science and technology disciplines. PSI with its neutron source SINQ was represented by members of the three NUM laboratories LNS, LMX and LIN. In addition, PSI was silver sponsor of ECNS 2019 and is also a member of the LENS consortium (League of Advanced European Neutron Sources).

All nine LENS members from seven different countries participated in ECNS to present their latest research results and developments in the field of neutron science and technology. The LENS consortium was introduced to the audience during the opening ceremony. Vice-Chair of LENS, Robert McGreevy from ISIS Neutron and Muon Source in the United Kingdom, underlined that the neutron community has a long history of collaboration which started as a part of the European Union’s Framework Programmes in the 1980s. These programmes were extremely successful. They primarily focused on the scientific and technological developments, but also had a strong outreach component. LENS is a natural outcome of these activities. More information.