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Building a research infrastructure and synergies for highest scientific impact on ESS

Objective

The science of materials has always been at the centre of scientific and technological progress in human development. The tools to understand materials that fashion them to meet our societal needs have been just as important. Thermal neutrons are one of the most powerful probes that look directly at the structure and dynamics of materials from the macro- to the microscopic scale and from nano-seconds to seconds. It is therefore natural that a group of 17 European Partner Countries have joined together to construct the world’s most powerful neutron source, the European Spallation Source (ESS). The importance of ESS has been recognised by ESFRI who have prioritised it as one of three Research Infrastructures (RIs) for this INFRADEV-3 call. However, simply constructing the most powerful spallation neutron source will not, by itself, ensure the maximum scientific or technological impact. What is needed is an integrated program that ensures that key challenges are met in order to build an ESS that can deliver high impact scientific and technological knowledge. With a timeline of 36 months, involving 18 Consortium Partners and a budget of € 19.941.964, the BrightnESS proposal will ensure that (A) the extensive knowledge and skills of European companies, and institutes, are best deployed in the form of In-Kind Contributions to ESS for its construction and operation, (B) that technology transfer both to, and from, the ESS to European institutions and companies is optimised and, (C) that the maximum technical performance is obtained from the ESS target, moderators and detectors in order to deliver world class science and insights for materials technology and innovation.

Coordinator

EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE ERIC

Address

Odarslovsvagen 113
224 84 Lund

Sweden

Activity type

Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 10 094 672,75

EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE ESS AB

Address

Box 176
22100 Lund

Sweden

Activity type

Research Organisations

Participants (18)

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CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 170 500

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 694 560

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 512 965

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 544 641,25

INSTITUT MAX VON LAUE - PAUL LANGEVIN

France

EU Contribution

€ 668 937,50

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 457 090

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA WIGNER FIZIKAI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 1 478 687,50

ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 919 625

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 363 125

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 297 858,75

CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA SEDE ESPANOLA DE LA FUENTE EUROPEA DE NEUTRONES POR ESPALACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 498 125

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 459 187,50

MITTUNIVERSITETET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 251 750

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 143 766,25

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 484 250

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 715 375

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 186 847,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 676548

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 19 941 964

  • EU contribution

    € 19 941 964

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE ERIC

Sweden