BrightnESS: Building a research infrastructure and synergies for highest scientific impact on ESS
Thermal neutrons are one of the most powerful probes that look directly at the structure and dynamics of materials from the macro- to the microscopic scale and from nano-seconds to seconds.
17 European Partner Countries have joined together to construct the world’s most powerful neutron source, the European Spallation Source (ESS). Simply constructing the ESS will not, by itself, ensure the maximum scientific or technological impact. What is needed is an integrated program that ensures that key challenges are met in order to build an ESS that can deliver high impact scientific and technological knowledge.
With a timeline of 36 months, BrightnESS will ensure that (A) the extensive knowledge and skills of European companies, and institutes, are best deployed in the form of In-Kind Contributions to ESS for its construction and operation, (B) that technology transfer both to, and from, the ESS to European institutions and companies is optimised and, (C) that the maximum technical performance is obtained from the ESS target, moderators and detectors in order to deliver world class science and insights for materials technology and innovation.
Coordinator: ESS, Sweden
Scientist in Charge from CERN:
Full costs of the project: 20 M€
EU funding: 20 M€
EU funding for CERN: 715 k€
1 September 2015 - 31 August 2018