Category Archives: ESS facility

second ESS update in the national Physics magazine


The ESS on the front page of the Dutch Physics magazine!

Report from the SANS workpackage

The Dutch workpackage on small angle neutron scattering (SANS) delivered its first report, with preliminary estimates on requirements and limitations for including Larmor labeling components in an ESS SANS instrument in order extend its sensitive range. The report is posted under the link below.


SKADI paper submitted to NIM-A

A paper on SKADI, a proposed small angle neutron scattering (SANS) instrument at the ESS, is submitted to the leading instrumentation journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A. The article, basically an adaptation of the SKADI proposal, also covers the Dutch in-kind contribution of Larmor labeling techniques to extend the working range of the instrument by orders of magnitude.

The paper is simultaneously posted on the ArXiv preprint server: arXiv:1403.2534 [physics.ins-det]


March 12: Dutch ESS industry day

The first Dutch ESS Industry Day will be organised March 12 at Delft by the BIG SCIENCE ILO network. More information can be found at the Menu “Industry@ESS” above and at The program of the day can be found here.



Registration for IKON 6 is now open

The  6th meeting of the ESS neutron scattering systems collaboration, IKON6, will be held February 26-27 in Lund, Sweden.
More information and registration details can be found at:

IKON 5 : 16 Novel Neutron Instruments Were Proposed

IKON5, the fifth meeting of the instruments in-kind collaboration, was organised 25-26 September 2013. It drew 130 participants from 9 countries, to present their proposals and discuss the other instrument concepts under development. The first day of the meeting was devoted to a neutron technologies fair, where participants had the opportunity to discuss their instrument concepts with the ESS technology groups. The development of novel neutron technologies for ESS is pivotal for the realisation of the next-generation instruments.

The second day held a full program, with presentations of this year’s instrument proposals. Laboratories involved in the different proposals include Copenhagen University, PSI, Aarhus University, EPFL, DTU, FZJ, LLB, TUM, HZG, Rez, INFN Perugia, CNR ISC Florence the TU Delft and ESS. The formal, written proposals are due by the end of October 2013 .


ESS PostDoc positions: recruited and at work.

From a substantial list of participants from all-over the world we have selected two excellent scientists to work on the Dutch contribution to the ESS. One of the two scientists just started this month and the other one will start within a month time. There’s lots of work for them to do!

ESS Post-Doc Positions announced

Two post-doc positions have been opened at TU Delft, financed by OYSTER, to perform the tasks described by  the ESS Workpackages. The work, which will  lead to a final report to the ESS, will conducted within the NPM2 section in close collaboration and information exchange with the ESS team in Lund. The announcement  has been posted at Academic Transfer and the neutron scattering mailing list.

Neutron for Energy workshop: a great succes.

The Neutrons for Energy, ESS Science Symposium in September 2012 in Delft was a great success! Co-organized by the European Spallation Source and the TU Delft.

Workpackages: the latest edition

The Dutch Wokrpackages were accepted by the ESS SAC (Scienctific Advisory Committee). The final text can be found here.