BMBF and Helmholtz Centres to Support HBS Project

6 November 2018


by Thomas Gutberlet, JCNS

Compact accelerator-based neutron sources offer a promising alternative to small and medium neutron research facilities. They do not require research reactors or high-energy spallation sources as they efficiently utilize nuclear processes at low acceleration energies. A project focusing on the development of such neutron sources is now set to receive funding of some € 1 million over the next two years. Half of the funding will be provided by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Innovation Pool initiative within the Helmholtz Association’s research field Matter, with the other half provided by the participating Helmholtz centres. Within the project, scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, and Helmholtz Institute Mainz will join forces to develop core components and concepts for the fields of accelerator technology, neutron targets, beam extraction, and instrumentation. The project aims to lay the technological foundations for a new kind of accelerator-based neutron source in Germany.

Further information on the High Brilliance Neutron Source (HBS) project

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