Roadmap to GRAZE

To realize the GRAZE instrument at least two things needs to be realized: (1) A competitive instrument proposal needs to be submitted and approved by ESS council. (2) Enough funding (e.g. through establishment of Swedish in-kind contribution) needs to be allocated that the instrument can be built. Realization will demand that two different yet parallel routes needs to be followed:

Route #1: Instrument Proposal for ESS

  • Form a team
    • Project Leader (25%)
    • Modelling Person (100%)
    • Engineer (50%)
    • Additional Personnel (25%)
  • Produce instrument proposal
    • Executive Summary (2 pages)
    • Scientific Case (5 pages)
    • Instrument Concept (10 pages)
    • Technical Maturity (3 pages)
    • Costing (2 pages)
  • Submit proposal (cross fingers)
  • Compete with other EU proposals
  • Potentially form collaboration with similar proposal teams
  • Maybe instrument proposal is approved
  • Design / Construction
  • 2-3 years of work
  • Time-frame depends on ESS call (instruments 16-22)
  • Budget ~5-10 MSEK (roughly)

This route is currently aimed to be funded by the submitted VR application.

Route #2: Instrument Funding, "In-kind running budget"

  • A broad collaboration of Swedish universities, institutions and potentially industry agrees that GRAZE is something that can benefit our country
  • The Swedish Team agrees to write a scientific case (broad and extensive as possible, c.f. science case for SXL at MAX IV)
  • Form a team
    • Universities (11 so far)
    • Institutes (1 so far)
    • Industry (interests raised)
  • Present case to funding bodies (and government)
  • Cross fingers we made our case
  • Swedish in-kind is approved within running budget
  • 6-12 months of work (for science case)
  • Time-frame is end of 2019 (science case)
  • Budget ~0 MSEK (community work)

This route is currently the responsibility of the Steering Group.

In addition, there is also a 3rd route that is community building/education that aims to strengthen the use of GISANS within the Swedish surface science community. Since Swedish scientists are already strong users of both SANS and neutron reflectometry (e.g. with the Super-ADAM instrument at ILL), this should prove to be a rather straight-forward task.