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SCANS – A Compact Accelerator-Driven Neutron Source for Scandinavia?

December 16 @ 12:00 - December 17 @ 12:00

The European countries are currently facing a serious neutron drought since several reactors are undergoing shutdown, the European Spallation Source (ESS) will not have a fully-fledged user program until 2025-2026 and other European large-scale facilities (ISIS, ILL and PSI) are heavily overbooked. There is a serious need for establishing additional neutron sources, especially in Scandinavia. It is believed that Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Sources (CANS) could fill the gaps left by the closure of small/medium-power nuclear reactors.

The workshop is organized by the Department for Neutron Materials Characterization at IFE. Funding is provided through the Nordic Neutron Science Program and its topical networks.

Venue: Quality Hotel Olavsgaard (Skjetten, Norway) .

Preliminary program

Monday, 16 December 2019 Tuesday, 17 December 2019
11:00-12:00 Registration 09:00-11:00 Third session
12:00-13:00 Lunch 11:00-11:20 Coffee break
13:00-13:10 Welcome 11:20-12:50 Final session
13:10-15:00 First Session 12:50-13:00 Closing remarks
15:00-15:20 Coffee break 13:00-14:00 Lunch
15:20-17:30 Second session 14:00 End of workshop
17:30-17:45 Pause
17:45-18:30 Round Table or invited talk
18:30-19:00 Networking (with drinks)
19:00-21:30 Dinner

Confirmed speakers
• Frederic Ott (LLB Saclay): The SONATE project; A French CANS for materials science
• Thomas Brückel (JCNS Jülich): The High Brilliance Neutron Source (HBS) Project
• Anne-Isabelle Etienvre (CEA, Paris) Particle accelerators: powerful tool for interdisciplinary research
• Nicolas Chauvin (CEA, Paris): IPHI, a high intensity proton accelerator for neutron production
• Luca Zanini (ESS, Lund): Low-dimensional moderators for high-power/compact sources
• Sebastian Eisenhut (Dresden): Cryostat for supply of hydrogen with variable ortho-para ratio
• Bent Lauritzen (DTU Nutech): The Danish CANS initiative – A Summary
• Max Wolff (Uppsala): UppCANS – A compact source for Sweden
• Rob Frost (Lund): A compact source for the Lund area

Deadline for registration: December 2nd.  No registration fee. 

The first ten students from outside the Oslo area will receive free accommodation




December 16 @ 12:00
December 17 @ 12:00
Event Category:


Lillestrøm/Kjeller (Oslo area)


Nordic Neutron Science Programme (NNSP)