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College Park, Maryland      June 6 - 10 , 2004

W1-A2 (9:00 AM): Neutron Scattering Worldwide: Contrasting Perspectives (Plenary)

J. Mesot (Laboratory for Neutron Scattering, Paul Scherrer Institute & ETH Zurich, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland)

After decades of incremental steps, the neutron scattering landscape has started to change and will do so even more rapidly in the coming years.

While third generation sources are being realized in the US (SNS) and Japan (J-PARC), a 20 MW Research Replacement Reactor is under construction in Australia. With the recent decision to put the ESS project on hold, the future of neutron scattering in Europe appears, at first sight, less bright. The severe consequences of this decision for the European neutron scattering community will, however, be attenuated by both the start of the FRM-II reactor in Munich (Germany) and various developments at existing sources. This includes, among others, the realization of a second target at ISIS (United Kingdom), an upgrade of instrumentation at the Institute Laue-Langevin (Grenoble-France), the construction of a second guide hall at Hahn-Meitner-Institute (Berlin-Germany), or an upgrade of the continuous spallation source SINQ (Villigen-Switzerland).

A survey of the above-mentioned projects, together with a summary of the planned developments at running sources worldwide will be presented.

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