State-of-the-art neutron scattering instruments require sophisticated hardware components and systems to fully exploit the unique source characteristics of ESS. Following established best practice at other leading facilities, technical groups will maintain, test, diagnose and improve existing hardware solutions.
Critical instrument components have been matched by groups specialising in:
These groups work closely with all instrument in-kind partners to provide technical expertise during the design and construction of the ESS instrument suite. The groups will provide experimental support once ESS starts operating neutron scattering instruments. They will properly and actively manage standardisation of systems, parts and components, have access to spares and be prepared to provide rapid response in case of either mechanical or electronic failure of critical components to minimise loss of valuable beam time.