European Spallation Source

The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a European large-scale facility being built in Lund (Sweden). It will be a neutron source including a suite of instruments, where neutrons are used to study all types of materials and gain knowledge about their structure and function. ESS will be the world’s premier neutron source for science and will play a strategic role in maintaining and improving the position of Europe and its competitiveness among the knowledge-driven economies. In the Netherlands, many research activities would gain great benefit from participation in ESS, especially in the fields of life sciences (with food and plant sciences), engineering materials, magnetism, nanotechnology, cultural heritage and chemistry.

The RID is the Dutch representative for the ESS and contributes with its unique expertise in the field of neutron techniques to the development of instruments for the ESS. Through the OYSTER project.