LENS members participated in ECNS for the first time and presented their latest research results and developments in the field of neutron science and technology.
Every four years, the community of European scientists, experts, and engineers gathers for a week of discussions on the latest trends in neutron research and technology. The forum that brings them together, the European Conference on Neutron Scattering (ECNS), was first organised more than two decades ago and is made up of a number of lectures, poster sessions, and expert talks on the current trends and future possibilities in neutron science.. Until now, LENS members have participated only as individual facilities, but this year they represented LENS for the first time.
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 UK, 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 and primarily focused on the scientific and technological developments, but also had a strong outreach component. LENS is a natural outcome of these activities.
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