The Case for Neutron Sources

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Science  18 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5593, pp. 543
DOI: 10.1126/science.1077970

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Next-generation neutron sources are under construction in the United States and Japan. But plans for the equivalent European project, the European Spallation Source (ESS), have recently received a cold reception by the German research council. In their Policy Forum, Keimer, Sackmann, and Withers argue that without the ESS, Europe will fall behind in fields as diverse as physics, engineering, and biophysics. They strongly urge the council to reconsider its position.