CFM co-organizes IMoH2022, international meeting on the challenges and opportunities of compact neutron sources

Published: March 3, 2022

  • From June 20 to 22, the event will bring together some of the leading European experts in neutron sciences
  • The UPV-EHU Campus in Leioa, venue for the international meeting
  • First meeting in Spain dedicated monographically to the HICANS, compact facilities that access to experimentation with neutrons for scientists and students

From June 20 to 22, the Campus of the University of the Basque Country in Leioa will host the 1st International Meeting on Opportunities and Challenges for HICANS (IMoH2022). The event will bring together some of the leading European experts in neutron science, who will examine the state of the art and the development potential of HICANS, compact high-intensity neutron sources.

IMoH2022 will be the first conference held in Spain devoted exclusively to HICANS. Large universities and research centres can house this revolutionary compact technology, making it easier for scientists and students to access neutrons. This will allow them to carry out previous experiments to characterize the matter that will later be developed in large facilities, such as spallation sources, nuclear reactors, etc.

Registration open
The reference centers on neutron sciences and technologies. BCMaterials, ESS Bilbao, CFM Donostia and Ineustar organize this international meeting, whose registration is now open through the event website:

The applications that neutron research offers cover multiple areas of life, from medicine to biotechnology, the energy sector or telecommunications.

Thus, IMoH2022 will accommodate attendees of a multidisciplinary nature:

– Researchers and professors from universities and research centers, highly specialized in neutron and material sciences.

– Companies from different sectors related to neutron science

– Students who want to access the knowledge of the main European experts in this field.

Top level speakers
IMoH2022 features leading European speakers in neutron science. 5 plenary sessions and 6 guests, among whom, the following stand out:

  • Thomas Brückel, Director of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS-2).
  • Robert McGreevy, Former Director of the ISIS facility at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
  • Juan Rodríguez Carvajal, Senior Fellow of the ILL- Institut Laue-Langevin.
  • Tommy Nylander, Professor at the Physical Chemistry Division of the University of Lund.
  • Ferenc Mezei, European Spallation Source, ESS Lund / Mirrotron.

Open reception of abstracts
In addition, the IMoH2022 program will be completed with 8 oral presentations and a selection of posters selected from among all those scientists who submit their abstracts before April 28, or through the website The resolution of the scientific committee will be held on May 26.

In addition to the presentations, the congress also includes parallel activities, such as visits to the ESS Bilbao facilities in the Zamudio Technology Park and to BCMaterials, on the Leioa campus, as well as the conference dinner, among other events.