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LU-ESS Matchmaking

Materials Science in Lund will never be the same with ESS in Lund. With one of the world’s largest Materials Science facilities being established in our close proximity, materials scientists at Lund University will have new opportunities through:

  • collaboration with world leading neutron scientists at Lund University and ESS
  • the possibility to host colleagues visiting ESS to build your research network
  • the possibility to use beam time slots at ESS at short notice when the ESS is operational
  • collaborative projects between researchers at Lund University and ESS to

    • develop new techniques in neutron-based materials characterization
    • develop new experimental equipment for use in neutron-based materials research
    • build know-how and resources for post-processing and analysis of experimental data

To make the most of these possibilities, we at LU need to learn more about neutron science in relation to our own fields of research. Following the successful ESS Physics Day II, where both researchers and research students from LU meet staff at ESS, Materials@LU and ESS have decided to launch a matchmaking program for Materials Scientists at Lund University. The aim is to aid Materials Scientists at LU to start thinking in terms of neutron science now, well in advance of first neutrons at the ESS, and facilitate collaboration between ESS and LU.

If you are not used to neutron science or working at large-scale facilities, such as ESS, it will take time to build a network, learn what kind of research can be done with neutrons and to conduct pilot studies to prepare for good beam time applications.

We want to help you get started now!

How it works

Our program has three steps:

  1. You write half a page about the research you conduct and how you might like to use neutrons in your research.
  2. Materials@LU and ESS find a contact person at ESS with whom you can discuss your ideas.
  3. You have a meeting with an ESS scientist to discuss your ideas to provide you with ideas on how to go further, which people you might contact and how to develop your idea into a competitive experiment proposal at existing neutron facilities.

Get in contact

Interested persons should email their interest to ess@materials.lth.se. Materials@LU will be responsible for contacting ESS to find suitable contact persons.