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The manufacturing of the fourth and final segment of the ESS Bilbao RFQ is successfully completed.

Great teamwork from physicists and engineers at bothESS Bilbao and EGILE coordinated by Juan Luis Muñoz and Ibon Bustinduy. Excellent manufacturing and machining work to the maximum precision of the parts of this component at EGILE, special thanks to Unai Etxebeste Rodriguez for his hard work and dedication.

Next challenge is the assembly, integration and tuning of the cavity! More exciting news to come!!!

The RFQ, the initial element of any LINAc (Linear Accelerator), is located after the ion source and the LEBT,  being the first cavity that accelerates the proton beam to 3MeV.

This component constitutes one of the key elements of a future accelerator at ESS Bilbao and has been realized after years of hard work and dedication.

Congrats to ESS Bilbao Accelerator Team and EGILE Extreme Precision Team. 


JCNS Workshop 2023: Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Scattering: 
Future Instruments at Pulsed Sources

Instrument developers and scientists met at the JCNS 2023 workshop held in Tutzing, Germany, on October 9-12, 2023. The workshop was dedicated to future instruments for pulsed sources and aimed to discuss the latest and new developments in instrumentation for such sources. Mirrotron, ARGITU, HBS, ICONE as well as on-going projects in Uppsala (Sweden) were also presented and discussed. Have a look at the program here.

The HBS TDR is published!

You may like to download the electronic version of the Technical Design Reports at the HBS webpage


At the European Conference on Neutron Scattering 2023, that took place at MLZ in Garching, the HBS project was presented not only on posters and talks during the CANS microsymposium, but also on its very own booth. Over 40 people visited the booth and signed up to receive further information about the project.

The ECNS Proceedings with a whole section dedicated to the CANS microsymposium are online.

First neutrons from next generation neutron source in Jülich

Accelerator-driven, low-energy compact neutron sources are worldwide considered as the next generation of neutron source for a wide range of applications. On December 2oth 2022 researchers from JCNS at Forschungszentrum Jülich have now achieved a breakthrough by delivering first neutrons with a new powerful target/moderator technology developed in Jülich. Click here for further information.

LENS Report

Have a look at the new report “Neutron Science in Europe” of LENS including important statements on HiCANS.

First diffraction measurements with the high power Be target on Iphi

Tests of a high power Beryllium (Be) target and first neutron diffraction measurements have been performed on the IPHI-neutron source.


Reports on Low Energy accelerator-based Neutron Sources