EPJ Web of Conferences Highlight - ECNS 2023: European Conference on Neutron Scattering 2023

The 8th edition of the ECNS conference took place from 20th to 23rd of March 2023, at the TUM Department of Mechanical Engineering and at the new Science Congress Center Munich, both located in the immediate vicinity of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) at Garching, Germany.

The conference brought together the community of neutron scientists from Europe, but also from America, Asia and Australia. Many new and exciting topics and developments stimulated lively scientific discussions in a vibrant and constructive atmosphere.

The program reflected not only the diversity of applications of neutron scattering: from chemistry, soft matter, magnetism to engineering, but also the important activities and the new results in the design and conception of new instruments, sample environments and developments in data analysis.

A prominent topic of the meeting pertained the effort and the development of neutron sources, like e.g. accelerator driven compact neutron sources. These would complement in future the high-end sources in operation, or still under construction, and give the neutron scattering community access to various techniques such as neutron diffraction, neutron spectroscopy, and neutron radiography.

I. Lommatzsch, O. Holderer, H. Frielinghaus, Y. Su, B. Pedersen, M. Meven, S. Busch, C. Stieghorst, A. Senyshyn, R. Georgii, B. Märkisch and S. Pasini (Eds.), European Conference on Neutron Scattering 2023 (ECNS 2023), Garching, Germany, March 20-23, 2023,, EPJ Web of Conferences 286 (2023)