[Neutron] First Circular - JCNS Workshop on neutron instrumentation (October 19-23, 2014): From spallation to continuous neutron sources: a positive feedback on neutron instrumentation.

Ioffe, Alexander a.ioffe at fz-juelich.de
Sun Jan 26 15:07:13 CET 2014

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd  JCNS Workshop on neutron instrumentation will be held in Munich-Tutzing  on October 19-23, 2014. The subject of the workshop will be :

          From spallation to continuous neutron sources:  a positive feedback on neutron instrumentation.

The neutron community is looking forward for the start of the construction of the ESS: it was demonstrated that the flux at the ESS instruments will exceed the flux of corresponding instruments at continuous sources by more than an order of magnitude.

However, this outstanding perspective does not diminish the value of the existing continuous neutron sources. The double-digit gain in intensity at the ESS will not directly result in the same gain in the experimental time, but will be used for flagship experiments aiming weaker effects at smaller samples, so that the time per experiment will be like at present. Therefore, the existing network of neutron sources will further be of an indispensible value allowing for a large number of standard for today experiments and thus supporting and keeping the largeneutron user community that is vitally important for the successful scientific life of the ESS as well.

Indeed, the ESS at the horizon should be a trigger to intensify today’s instrumentation upgrade. Three years of enormous intellectual efforts of the world neutron community, both users and instrument scientists aiming the definition of new instrumental challenges via science cases and developments of the instrumental concepts resulted in newideas and approaches, which cover the whole neutron tract (target, cold sources, neutron delivery systems, instrument components and instruments themselves). This stockpile of knowledge can be fruitfully used for the improvement of the existing instrumentation.

The JCNS Workshop on neutron instrumentation (October 19-23, 2014) will be devoted to this issue and bring together neutron scientists working both at spallation and continuous neutron sources to consider the latest instrumental developments for spallation sources through the prism of their use for instrumentation at continuous sources. Challenges met during the construction of the last generation of neutron instruments at continuous sources will be discussed as well.

More details, including the detailed scope of the workshop will be announced soon.

Alexander Ioffe
Chair of JCNS Workshop 2014

Jülich Centre for Neutron Science at MLZ  (JCNS at MLZ)
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Lichtenbergstr. 1, 85747 Garching, Germany
e-mail: a.ioffe at fz-juelich.de

Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
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Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDir Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher
Geschaeftsfuehrung: Prof. Dr. Achim Bachem (Vorsitzender),
Karsten Beneke (stellv. Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt,
Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt

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