ESS Science Symposium at PSI: May 27-29, 2013


Dear colleagues,

We are very pleased to invite you to participate in the

ESS Science Symposium

Neutrons for Future Energy Strategies

Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Villigen, Switzerland

May 27–29, 2013



Finite fossil fuel reserves and growing environmental concerns have lead to an increase of interest in so-called renewable energy sources such as wind, solar or water energy. Consequently, the conversion and storage of energy and the supply of synthetic fuels will become more and more important in the near future.

This symposium will bring together experts from the fields energy research and scientists from the neutron scattering community. In the context of this symposium energy research will refer to synthetic fuels, solar cells, fuel cells and batteries and materials for turbines (wind and/or water). Emphasis will be put on sample environment, in particular for in-situ and operando experiments; on correlations between structure and transport processes, on interactions of materials with their ambient environment; and on synergies with synchrotron radiation and muon spin spectroscopy. The symposium will cover all topics from diffraction to spectroscopy and imaging.


For more information, registration and abstract submission, please see


Invited Speakers (alphabetic order):


Masatoshi ARAI (J-PARC, Japan)

Pierre BOILLAT (PSI, Switzerland)

Stuart HOLDSWORTH (Empa, Switzerland) Maths KARLSSON (U Chalmers, Sweden)

Holger KOHLMANN (U Leipzig, Germany

Gabor LAURENCZY (EPFL, Switzerland)

Eberhard LEHMANN (PSI, Switzerland)

Alfons MOLENBROEK (Haldor Topsøe, Denmark) Jörg Pieper, (U Tartu, Estonia)

Timmy RAMIREZ-CUESTA (ISIS, United Kingdom) Markus STROBL (ESS Lund, Sweden)

Stenbjörn STYRING (U Uppsala, Sweden)

Dirk WALLACHER (HZB, Germany)

Alexander WOKAUN (PSI, Switzerland)