Sep 25 – 30, 2023
Protea Hotel King George
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Life science research using neutrons at the European Spallation Source: applications, instruments, and support labs

Sep 27, 2023, 2:30 PM
Regency Room (Protea Hotel King George)

Regency Room

Protea Hotel King George

Contributed Oral Presentation Physics Research Biophysics


Zoe Fisher (European Spallation Source)


The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a partnership of European Nations collectively building and operating the world’s leading user facility for research using neutrons. The ESS will provide unique possibilities for life science research due to high flux, specialized instruments, and support labs for sample preparation and characterization. This will enable faster measurements on smaller samples and will support researchers from medicine, drug discovery, agriculture, and general biological sciences to effectively use the ESS. The suite of neutron instruments includes reflectometry, small angle scattering, spectroscopy, and protein crystallography. This talk will provide an overview of the various fields where ESS will make an impact and include a summary of the relevant neutron beamlines and support laboratories constructed on site.

Abstract Category Biophysics

Primary author

Zoe Fisher (European Spallation Source)

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