Work Package 6
Neutrons can be manipulated with optics in a similar way that light can. Efficient neutron sources, such as the ESS, already make use of optics to improve the numbers of neutrons reaching instruments from the moderators. However, recent developments in neutron optics have shown that additional reflector materials placed either at the exit of a moderator, or surrounding it, are able to maximize neutron delivery. HighNESS will exploit such reflectors to provide cold, very cold and ultra-cold neutrons of such high intensity. Led by the Danmarks Tekniske Universitet in Kongens Lyngby, this work package entails:
Drawing input from eight European research institutions, and with a budget of €3m over three years from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, the project will produce a groundbreaking design for a second source of ESS neutrons. As a result, it will show how the ESS can be not only the most brilliant neutron source in the world, but also the most intense, able to probe everyday materials and tackle fundamental questions in physics with up to 1,000 times the sensitivity found anywhere else.