2013 ESS Science Symposium:
Neutrons for Future Energy Strategy
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.