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European Neutron Source Finally Finds a Home

Science  05 Jun 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5932, pp. 1247
DOI: 10.1126/science.324_1247

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After a frustrating decade watching their preeminence in neutron-beam science ebb away to newer facilities in the United States and Japan, European researchers got some good news last week: Their €1.4 billion dream machine, the European Spallation Source, which has been on the drawing board for more than 15 years, overcame a major hurdle when the countries interested in funding the project picked a site on which to build it in Lund, Sweden.