9th High Brilliance Neutron Source Workshop

By Thomas Gutberlet, JCNS

The ninth international workshop on High Brilliance Neutron Sources based on a compact accelerator system was held again as an in-person conference from 14-15 September 2023, organized by the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) at its traditional venue in the small village of Unkel on the banks of the Rhine. The two-day workshop was composed of an intensive programme with comprehensive presentations on various ongoing projects and initiatives. All sessions of the workshop were also open for virtual participation. 

With approximately 40 registrations from colleagues in France, Germany, Israel, Spain, and Switzerland, the workshop was very much an international event. A considerable number of presentations in the field of accelerators, moderator systems, neutron targets and neutron instrumentation were presented on the first day of the workshop. They led to intense discussions, which also took place during the coffee breaks and made the meeting a very lively event.

9th High Brilliance Neutron Source” Workshop
Participants of the 9th HBS Workshop in front of the Rheinhotel Schulz in Unkel, Germany.
Forschungszentrum Jülich

On the second day, comprehensive reports were given on the recent work and status of HiCANS (High Current Accelerator-driven Neutron Source) projects in Europe. Networking activities to establish a joint PhD project in this field were present and discussed.

All participants, who attended in person or participated virtually, enjoyed the very informative presentations and the inspiring atmosphere of the workshop. The next HBS workshop will take place again in September 2024 at the Rheinhotel Schulz in Unkel, Germany.

Further information on the HBS 2023 Workshop

Last Modified: 18.10.2023