The neutrons that scientists need to study materials and molecules are produced in the target station. It is here that the spallation process takes place when protons from the accelerator hit the target, an 11-tonne helium-cooled tungsten wheel. The design of the target has a direct impact on the number of neutrons that can be generated, and is therefore of utmost importance for the future scientific capabilities of the ESS facility.




ESS Project Review Sets Agenda for 2015

Apr 29, 2015

Held over four days last week, the review has provided a thorough look back over the accomplishments and momentum established in 2014, as well as a hard look ahead at how the project puzzle will be...

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Building the Heart of ESS in Spain

Apr 16, 2015

Spain was one of the first countries to send a Letter of Intent committing to the construction of the European Spallation Source, and a close collaboration has followed. In November 2014, ESS-Bilbao...

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ESS Gets the Green Light

Jul 4, 2014

The European Spallation Source has received approval to start construction. The project will break ground in Lund in the early autumn. Experts all over Europe are prepared to build one of the world's...

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