Workshop on Very Cold Neutron and Ultra Cold Neutron Sources at the European Spallation Source
2 – 4 February 2021
ESS (Lund, Sweden) and online
The European Spallation Source (ESS), presently under construction, in Lund, Sweden, is a multi-disciplinary international laboratory that will operate the world’s most powerful pulsed neutron source. Supported by 3MEuro Research and Innovation Action within the EU Horizon 2020 program, a design study HighNESS is now underway to develop a second neutron source below the spallation target. Compared to the first source, located above the spallation target and designed for high cold and thermal brightness, the new source will provide a higher intensity, and a shift to longer wavelengths in the spectral regions of Cold, Very Cold, and Ultra Cold neutrons.
A hybrid workshop will be held at ESS from 2 – 4 February 2022. Experts from various laboratories and Universities will gather to propose and discuss ideas and challenges for the development of an Ultra Cold Neutron Source and a Very Cold Neutron source at ESS. The workshop will focus on the characteristics and technical feasibility of such sources but also on the possible applications both for the condensed matter science and fundamental physics.