TITLE

Heart of the matter

AUTHOR(S)
Pierce, Julia
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);12/10/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7665, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that Great Britain currently leads the world in neutron research. The Rutherford 24 Appleton Laboratory near Oxford is home to ISIS, which with its 250kW beam is Earth's most powerful spallation source. When built, the European Spallation Source (ESS) will claim this honour with a beam intensity of 10MW, but with other European bids on the table and rival international projects gathering pace, Great Britain must act quickly if it is to avoid surrendering its dominant position. Using the ESS, researchers will have the capability to obtain vital information concerning the structure and function of materials from plastics to semiconductors, furthering the development of areas such as low loss transmission of electrical power, medicines that are free from side effects and lighter, safer vehicles.
ACCESSION #
15358765

 

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