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Instruments

Fifteen instruments for science are included in the ESS construction project. Each instrument is unique, optimised for obtaining particular kinds of scientific data.

The instruments selected for construction at the European Spallation Source are versatile, and most serve several different scientific communities. Developed and built by teams across Europe, they are each designed to be world-leading from day one.

The 15 instrument concepts were selected through an inclusive process, involving applications from the community and peer-review by scientific and technical committees. The final recommendation was made by the ESS Scientific Advisory Committee and approved by ESS Council. Expansion of the suite up to 22 instruments is anticipated, and the facility is designed to accommodate even more in the future. Installation of the first instruments will begin in 2019, followed by hot commissioning in 2021, and the user program for the earliest instruments is set to open in 2023.

Instruments in Construction

Diffraction
  • DREAM
    Bispectral Powder Diffractometer
  • HEIMDAL
    Hybrid Diffractometer
  • MAGiC
    Magnetism Single Crystal Diffractometer
  • NMX
    Macromolecular Crystallography
Spectroscopy
  • CSPEC
    Cold Chopper Spectrometer
  • T-REX
    Bispectral Chopper Spectrometer
  • BIFROST
    Extreme Environment Spectrometer
  • VESPA
    Vibrational Spectrometer
  • MIRACLES
    Backscattering Spectrometer
Large-Scale Structures
  • LoKI
    Broadband SANS
  • SKADI
    General Purpose SANS
  • ESTIA
    Focusing Reflectometer
  • FREIA
    Liquids Reflectometer
Engineering & Imaging
  • ODIN
    Multi-Purpose Imaging
  • BEER
    Engineering Diffractometer

The mission of the ESS Neutron Instruments Division is to provide oversight and leadership for instrument construction projects. To do this we will:

  • Provide strategic leadership on the design and evolution of the ESS instrument suite
  • Provide requirements for the design and operation of the ESS facility and user programme
  • Perform scientific research and method development to support the NSS mission
  • Engage with NSS stakeholders and build up the user community through outreach and education
  • Prepare to operate the instruments within the user programme

Head of Division and Deputy:

Ken Andersen

Head of Instruments and neutron beams division

ESS

Andrew Jackson

Inst. Sci-Small Angle Neutron Scattering

ESS

 Staff:

Pascale Deen

Instr. Scientist-Cold Neutr.Spectroscopy

ESS

Beate Linnenberg

Team Assistant

ESS

Esko Oksanen

Inst. Sci. - Macromol Crystallography

ESS

Werner Schweika

Visiting Scientist for Diffraction

ESS

Melissa Sharp

Instrument Scientist

ESS

Hanna Wacklin

Instrument Scientist - Neutron Reflectrometry

ESS

Robin Woracek

Instrument Scientist for test beamlines and engineering

ESS

For each class of instruments, there is a Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP).

The STAPs consist of experts from Europe and around the world, contributing their knowledge and experience to identify scientific possibilities and technical feasibility for ESS instrument concepts. The STAPs  guide instrument concept development, and they also review the instrument proposals submitted to ESS.  

Diffraction STAP
  • Paul Attfield, Chair
    University of Edinburgh
    UK
  • Manuel Angst
    Jülich Research Center
    Germany
  • Tom Fennell
    PSI
    Switzerland
  • Stephen Hull
    ISIS
    UK
  • Reinhard Neder
    Erlangen University
    Germany
  • Katharine Page
    ORNL
    USA
  • Gwenaëlle Rousse
    University of Marie Curie
    France
  • Oksana Zaharko
    PSI
    Switzerland

Instrument Class Coordinator: Werner Schweika, ESS

Engineering and Imaging STAP
  • Michael Preuss, Chair
    University of Manchester
    UK
  • Francesco Grazzi
    CNR
    Italy
  • Stephen Hall
    Lund University
    Sweden
  • Winfried Kockelmann
    ISIS
    UK
  • Nikolay Kardjilov
    HZB
    DE
  • Javier Santisteban
    Centro Atómico Bariloche
    Argentina
  • Luise Theil-Kuhn
    DTU
    Denmark
  • Sven Vogel
    LANL
    USA

Instrument Class Coordinator: Robin Woracek, ESS

Macromolecular Crystallography STAP
  • John Helliwell, Chair
    University of Manchester
    UK
  • Matthew Blakeley
    ILL
    France
  • Derek Logan
    Lund University
    Sweden
  • Nobuo Niimura
    Ibaraki University
    Japan
  • Andreas Ostermann
    TUM
    Germany

Instrument Class Coordinator: Esko Oksanen, ESS

Neutron Spin Echo STAP
  • Georg Ehlers, Chair
    ORNL
    USA
  • Hitoshi Endo
    J-PARC
    Japan
  • Peter Falus
    ILL
    France
  • Jason Gardner
    ANSTO
    Australia
  • Thomas Keller
    TUM
    Germany
  • Stéphane Longeville
    LLB
    France

Instrument Class Coordinator: Melissa Sharp

Particle Physics STAP
  • William Michael Snow, Chair
    University of Indiana
    USA
  • Klaus Stefan Kirch
    PSI
    Switzerland
  • Peter Geltenbort
    ILL
    France
  • Valery Nesvizhevsky
    ILL
    France
  • Geoffrey L. Greene
    University of Tennessee / ORNL
    USA
  • Fred Wietfeldt
    Tulane University
    USA

Instrument Class Coordinator: Ken Andersen

Reflectometry STAP
  • Robert Cubitt, Chair
    ILL
    France
  • John Ankner
    ORNL
    USA 
  • Richard Campbell
    ILL
    France
  • Karen Edler
    University of Bath
    UK
  • Mike Fitzsimmons
    ORNL
    USA
  • Peter Müller-Buschbaum
    TUM
    Germany

ESS coordinator: Hanna Wacklin

Small-Angle Neutron Scattering STAP
  • Charles Dewhurst, Chair
    ILL
    France
  • John Barker
    NIST
    USA
  • Daniel Clemens
    HZB
    Germany
  • William Heller
    ORNL
    US
  • Peter Schurtenberger
    Lund University
    Sweden
  • Anna Sokolova
    ANSTO
    Australia

Instrument Class Coordinator: Andrew Jackson, ESS

Spectroscopy STAP
  • Victoria Garcia-Sakai
    ISIS
    UK
  • Peter Albers
    Heidelberg University
    Germany
  • Robert Bewley
    ISIS
    UK
  • Andrew Boothroyd
    University of Oxford
    UK
  • Georg Ehlers
    ORNL
    US
  • Bernhard Frick
    ILL
    France
  • Stewart Parker
    ISIS
    UK
  • Timmy Ramirez-Cuesta
    ORNL
    USA
  • Maikel Rheinstädter
    McMaster University
    Canada
  • Astrid Schneidewind
    TUM
    Germany

Instrument Class Coordinator: Pascale Deen, ESS

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