ESS Instrument Suite

A total of 16 instruments have so far been approved by the European Spallation Source ERIC Council. At least 22 instruments are anticipated at ESS. 
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Instruments for ESS have been selected through a rigorous but inclusive, community-based process that began with an open call for proposals, moved through reviews by experts inside and outside ESS, and ended with a recommendation to advance into Phase 1 by the ESS Steering Committee. The full proposal and selection process is described here.
2013 Selections
2014 Selections
HEIMDAL—Powder Diffraction
2015 Selections
MAGiC—Single Crystal Diffraction
MIRACLES—Backscattering Spectroscopy
T-REX—Time-of-Flight Spectroscopy
VESPA—Vibrational Spectroscopy


The ESS Instrument Layout (rev. June 2016)


Length and Time Scales of ESS Instrument Classes

From the 2013 ESS Technical Design Report: Using neutrons and complementary techniques to explore different length and time scales. The horizontal axes indicate real and reciprocal length scales, while the vertical axes refer to time and energy scales. Scientific areas falling within different length and time scales are indicated along the edges.The experimentally accessible areas of the various neutron-based techniques available at ESS are shown as polygons in strong colours. Those techniques that are sensitive to both time and length scales are rep- resented above the main horizontal axis; those that measure only length-scales below. In addition to the neutron-based techniques covered by ESS, the analogous areas for a selection of complementary experi- mental techniques are shown in grey. Areas labelled “Hot Neutrons” refer to neutron-based techniques which will not be available at ESS.