BEER-The Beamline for European Materials Engineering Research at the ESS

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The Beamline for European Materials Engineering Research (BEER) will be built at the European Spallation Source (ESS). The diffractometer utilizes the high brilliance of the long-pulse neutron source and offers high instrument flexibility. It includes a novel chopper technique that extracts several short pulses out of the long pulse, leading to substantial intensity gain of up to an order of magnitude compared to pulse shaping methods for materials with high crystal symmetry. This intensity gain is achieved without compromising resolution. Materials of lower crystal symmetry or multi-phase materials will be investigated by additional pulse shaping methods. The different chopper set-ups and advanced beam extracting techniques offer an extremely broad intensity/resolution range. Furthermore, BEER offers an option of simultaneous SANS or imaging measurements without compromising diffraction investigations. This flexibility opens up new possibilities for in-situ experiments studying materials processing and performance under operation conditions. To fulfil this task, advanced sample environments, dedicated to thermo-mechanical processing, are foreseen.


  • J. Fenske
  • M. Rouijaa
  • J. Šaroun
  • R. Kampmann
  • P. Staron
  • G. Nowak
  • J. Pilch
  • P. Beran
  • P. Šittner
  • P. Strunz
  • H. G. Brokmeier
  • V. Ryukhtin
  • L. Kadeřávek
  • M. Strobl
  • M. Müller
  • P. Lukáš
  • A. Schreyer
External organisations
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
  • Nuclear Physics Institute, ASCR
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, ASCR
  • Clausthal University of Technology
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation
Original languageEnglish
Article number012009
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 10
Publication categoryResearch