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Institut Laue-Langevin

About 40 students are carrying out their PhD-theses at ILL. Their subjects cover all types of research one can do with neutrons.

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Lectures 2010

Lectures 2010 - Neutrons from cradle to grave

Unless otherwise noted, all lectures take place in the Chadwick Amphitheatre from 16:30 to 18:30.

The lectures can be downloaded by loging-in with your usual ILL identification. (Upper-left corner of your screen)


Program:

February 2, 2010

Helmut Schober

The neutron as a scientific probe

a. Wave and particle properties

b. The basic scattering process

February 11, 2010
(sem1/ILL4)

Herbert Faust

The production of free neutrons: fission and spallation

a. From quarks to nucleons and heavy elements:
i. nuclear binding forces
ii. production schemes
b. Destroying heavy nuclei:
i. fission: fragment excitation, kinetic energies and neutron emission
ii. spallation: reaction mechanism and particle emission

February 16, 2010

Hervé Guyon
Ken Andersen

The production of free neutrons: fission and spallation

c. Technical realization

i. The ILL neutron source

ii. Spallation sources

iii. Visit to level D at a later date (Peter Geltenbort)

March 2, 2010
(15:30 - 17:00)
(sem1/ILL4)

Ken Andersen

The transport of neutrons

a. Mirrors and supermirrors, guides
b. Air scattering
c. Lenses etc

March 11, 2010

Roland Gähler

Coherence and scattering

a. Coherence of a neutron beam

b. Correlation functions and scattering

c. SANS, TOF, TAS, NSE ... - what you 'see' and how far you see

March 18, 2010

Yoann Calzavara

The moderation of neutrons and source properties

a. Thermalization processes, cross-sections, H2O/D2O
b. Hot and cold sources
c. Spectral distribution

March 25, 2010

Jiri Kulda

Tayloring of neutrons

a. Crystal Monochromators, focussing in real and reciprocal space
b. Time-of-flight filtering, focusing in time
c. Visit to monochromator and neutron-optics laboratories later in the week (Pierre Courteois and Thierry Bigault)

April 1, 2010

Mechthild Enderle

Inelastic-scattering overview I

a. Lattice vibrations
b. Spin waves
c. Triple-axis spectrometry

April 8, 2010

Peter Fouquet

Interaction with the sample

a. Superposition of spherical waves
b. Coherent and incoherent scattering
c. Resolution

April 15, 2010

Pascale Deen

Polarizing neutrons

a. Polarizing supermirrors
b. Polarizing monochromators
c. Guide fields

April 22, 2010

Roland Gähler

Coherence and scattering II

a. Coherence of a neutron beam
b. Correlation functions and scattering
c. SANS, TOF, TAS, NSE ... - what you 'see' and how far you see

April 29, 2010

Bruno Guérard

The detection of neutrons

a. Generalities: absorption process,
b. Gas detectors
c. Microstrip detectors
d. Scintillators, image plates, CCDs
e. Visit to detector lab at a later date

May 6, 2010

Bachir Ouladdiaf

Diffraction overview

a. Monochromatic single-crystal diffraction
b. Laue diffraction
c. Powder diffraction
d. Polarized-neutron diffraction

May 13, 2010

Peter Fouquet
Stefan Rols

Inelastic-scattering overview II

d. Spin-echo spectrometry
e. Time-of-flight spectrometry

May 20, 2010

Andrew Wildes

Small-angle scattering, and reflectivity overview


May 27, 2010

Roland Gähler

Coherence and scattering II

a. Coherence of a neutron beam

b. Correlation functions and scattering
c. SANS, TOF, TAS, NSE ... - what you 'see' and how far you see

June 3, 2010 (sem1/ILL4)

 

Ulli Koester 

Nuclear and fundamental physics at the ILL

a. Instruments
b. Typical experiments
c. Medical applications

June 10, 2010

Emmanuel Farhi 

Simulation of instruments


June 17, 2010

Mark Johnson

Simulation of experiments


June 24, 2010

Peter Fouquet
Stefan Rols

Inelastic-scattering overview II

d. Spin-echo spectrometry
e. Time-of-flight spectrometry