The Deuteration Network is an initiative that aims to increase the availability and accessibility of deuterated small molecules to the European neutron scattering community. The existing capabilities of the laboratories at ISIS, ILL and FZJ which currently produce deuterated materials for neutron scattering will be augmented by the establishment of an additional laboratory at ESS. Furthermore, the organisation of the facilities into a network leverages the unique specialisations of each of the laboratories, reducing duplication of infrastructure or effort.
The establishment of the Deuteration Network is funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, via the SINE2020 (Science and Innovation with Neutrons in Europe in 2020) project. The SINE2020 project aims to prepare Europe for the opportunities presented by the ESS, and to facilitate innovation at Large Scale Neutron Facilities. Read more about SINE2020 here.