The League of advanced European Neutron Sources, LENS, is a not-for-profit consortium working to promote cooperation between European-level neutron infrastructure providers offering transnational user programs to external researchers.
Neutron Science in Europe
In Europe, there is a world-leading network of international and national neutron sources serving a scientific community of more than 5,000 researchers with over 32,000 instrument days per year. Nine of these form a strategic consortium with the aim of strengthening European neutron science by enhancing collaboration among the facilities. LENS places emphasis on the relationship between user communities and funding organisations, continuous improvement of source facilities, optimising resources between and aligning policies among partners—all to ensure excellence to the communities they serve. Read more about LENS.
Recent Science Highlights from LENS Members
- To celebrate International Women's Day, we asked our female colleagues at Europe's Neutron Scattering facilities to share their insights & advice for women in STEM.
- Over two days of informative and productive meetings, representatives from LENS and the wider neutron scattering community met online to discuss current and future goals of the initiative, in the context of the broader European research landscape.
- Given the current shortage of neutrons in Europe, the Budapest Neutron Centre is offering to accommodate experiments that have been allocated beam time as part of any LENS facility user program, but have not yet been scheduled for any reason, if – at least part of – the experiments are technically feasible to accomplish at BNC.