Technical Innovation Catalogue

The European Spallation Source will continue to innovate and find solutions for its special needs provided by the unique pulsed time structure and high neutron flux environment.

Browse through the menu on the right-hand side to learn about innovation taking place in each of the technical areas and discover future possibilities.

  • The Accelerator will be the world’s most powerful proton accelerator, and as such, a technical challenge to design.
  • The Target concept will secure the best scientific performance combined with safety and minimum environmental impact.
  • The 15 neutron instruments are versatile, and most serve several different scientific communities.
  • The Integrated Control System (ICS) for the European Spallation Source is a complex network of hardware, software and configuration databases.
  • The Data is the generic currency of the complex system control and the scientific results
    • Scientific Data where the volume, quality, storage and dissemination is challenging.
    • Control Data from sensors and systems throughout the whole technical installation.

Other innovation areas are already identified and many more will follow in the future. For more information about the technology developed for and at ESS, visit the ESS website.