The protons source and the ion beam transport line were delivered to Lund in Sweden, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10:04 a.m., after a week-long trip across Europe. They will be the first elements for the construction of ESS European Spallation Source.
The journey started from the National Laboratories of the South (LNS) of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics based in Catania. The 2,800 km trip on board of a dedicated truck has been followed on various social channels as Twitter and Facebook with the #IonSourceAdventure hastag and on the official web site of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, the European Spallation Source and the National Laboratories of the South, a real social campaign has accompanied ISA, this is the name of the ion source built by the experts of the LNS.
Once it is operational, ESS will be the most powerful neutron source in the world dedicated to multidisciplinary research: from life sciences, to energy, from environmental technologies to cultural heritage.