PSI hosting meeting of the LENS working group on technology development and operation
On October 1 and 2, the Laboratory of Neutron and Muon Instrumentation (LIN) hosted the first meeting of the working group on “Synergies in Technology Development and Operation” of the League of Advanced European Neutron Sources, LENS, to kick off developments aimed at creating a new generation of neutron technology.
LENS is a new European initiative with the aim of enhancing collaboration between facilities and exploiting these sources as primary drivers for science and innovation in Europe. The Paul Scherrer Institute is a founding member together with eight other European neutron sources, notably the Budapest Neutron Centre, the European Spallation Source, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum, Institut Laue-Langevin, the Institute for Energy Technology, the ISIS Neutron & Muon Source, the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin. At the meeting nearly 50 engineers and scientists from the participating sources came together at PSI, to establish a roadmap for new developments of neutron technology, which will be critical to enable the international scientific community to answer to future challenges.