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Science Using Neutrons

We engage in a wide range of scientific activites, thus ensuring that the development of ESS is driven by research needs. By building for science, we set the scene for a successful user facility, serving tomorrow's scientific community.

Neutron scattering can be applied to a range of scientific questions, spanning the realms of physics, chemistry, geology, biology and medicine. With a neutron tool kit, we can probe the structure and dynamics of materials over a wide range of length- and time-scales. On these pages, you will find specific perspectives for neutron science and how important science topics will be addressed by ESS. We present examples from life sciencesoft condensed matter researchchemistry of materialsenergy researchmagnetic and electronic phenomenaengineering materials and geosciencesarchaeology and heritage conservation, as well as fundamental and particle physics

ESS will be a prominent part of the future landscape of European research infrastructures, providing experimental possibilities to researchers from academia as well as industry. To ensure success, the development of ESS has to be governed by the scientific needs of the future users. To this end, the ESS Science Focus Teams engage in a number of activities: we pursue scientific liaison and outreach, we organise seminars and workshops, and we support symposia, conferences and workshops. The Scientific Advisory Committee consists of prominent researchers from around the world, actively providing input into the development of the facility. Our scientists maintain their own research programmes, and our extensive network of collaborators ensures that we remain an integral part of the European scientific community.

We are also planning the future support laboratories and facilities for ESS, designed to enhance the possibilities for science using neutrons.

Find out more about the benefits of neutron scattering techniques, and how these benefits will be enhanced by the unique capabilities of ESS.

For a popular science overview, see ESS Science in Everyday Life.