A prerequisite for a successful neutron experiment is obtaining the optimal sample, but also characterising and conditioning it properly before and during the experiment.
This calls for well-equipped laboratories for sample production, handling, conditioning, characterisation and storage in the immediate vicinity of the instruments. Equally important is the possibility to manipulate the experimental conditions of the sample during the neutron investigation. A central support function with sample environment equipment is required to reliably and safely provide the physical parameters during the neutron experiment.
Science Support Systems at ESS will provide coherent scientific service and a collaborative environment that makes neutrons more accessible, powerful and efficient to users from diverse scientific fields.
Science Support Systems encompasses the following seven platforms, covering instrument sample environment and support laboratories for the various scientific disciplines as well as scientific coordination and user support.