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JCNS: “High Brilliance Neutron Source” Workshop

by Thomas Gutberlet, JCNS

23 October 2018

From 4-5 October, 2018, the fourth international workshop on High Brilliance Neutron Sources based on a compact accelerator system was held in Unkel, Germany. Organized by the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS), the workshop was attended by more than 30 experts from France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany. They were welcomed by Prof. Thomas Brückel, director at JCNS, who gave an overview of previous meetings and the significant progress which has already been made to develop compact and high brilliance neutron sources over the last few years.  

HBS-2018Participants of the High Brilliance Neutron Source Workshop 2018 at the Rheinhotel Schulz in Unkel.
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The workshop presented and discussed the current status and perspectives of the various projects. Detailed reports were given on the technical and scientific challenges in recent months concerning the conceptual layout of potential facilities, the accelerator techniques required, neutron target development and neutron instrumentation. In two special sessions, the requirements and challenges particularly in the development of a suitable accelerator as well as target and moderator systems were vigorously discussed. A special presentation was given by Y. Otake of Riken, Tokyo on the recent progress at the RANS facility and on current and future scientific options of compact sources.

To enhance collaboration between current participants and allow further institutions and colleagues to join the project, a proposal for a European COST network was discussed and will now be prepared. The progress of these activities will be discussed at the next High Brilliance Neutron Source Workshop in autumn 2019.

 Website of the 4th Workshop on High Brilliance Neutron Source 2018 (HBS 2018)