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Institut Laue-Langevin
Grenoble, France. Venue: ESRF auditorium
Tuesday 13th November 2012

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In 1912, while investigating the physical nature of X-rays, Laue, Friedrich and Knipping discovered crystal diffraction, a phenomenon soon interpreted by the Braggs as the interference pattern produced by regular crystal lattice planes. Rewarded by Nobel prizes in 1914 and 1915, these results resonated across the entire scientific community. The discovery of the neutron by J. Chadwick in 1932 opened new fields in condensed matter research. These early discoveries were the starting point of a fantastic scientific story continuing to this day. X-ray and neutron diffraction from powder and single crystal samples has changed the way we look at condensed matter.

In order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this historical discovery, the Institute Laue-Langevin has organized on 13th November 2012 a symposium covering historical aspects as well review of recent developments in the field of condensed matter research using  X-ray and neutron Laue diffraction.

As more than 160 participants, you can enjoy below the presentations of the different speakers.

Let's take this opportunity to thank them for a particularly enthousiastic and successful scientific day devoted to the Laue discovery!

Supports of oral presentations:

Michael Eckert  (Deutsches Museum Munich)

The beginnings of X-ray diffraction in crystals in 1912 and its repercussion

Dieter Schwarzenbach (EPF Lausanne)

The success story of crystallography       

Jose Baruchel (ESRF)

Imaging materials with Laue diffraction

Laurent Chapon (ILL)

Scattering from periodic magnetic lattices: the legacy of Max Von Laue

Matthew Blakeley (ILL)

Laue diffraction for Biology