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The ILL hosts around 40 PhD students. The topics of these PhDs cover every possible type of research with neutrons.

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Student Seminars

Traditionally, ILL students meet every month and present their recent results. The aim of these seminars is to practice giving talks in a relaxed atmosphere. Therefore only students (including stagaires) are invited, for the so-called Student Organized Seminars (yes, the SOS !)


Seminars 2014

  • 21st March, Clélia Martin: "Cellulose nanocrystals multilayers : relationships between structure and mechanical or optical properties"
  • 21st March, Simon Holbein: "Neutron scattering studies on chiral magnetism in multiferroics"
  • 21st May, Marco Grimaldo: "Protein short-time self-diffusion in the light of colloid physics"
  • 21st May, Diane Lançon: "The Shastry-Sutherland compound SrCu2(BO3)2  : a model quantum magnet"
  • 24 Oct, Matteo Bianchini "Combined in-situ neutron and x-ray diffraction studies of electrode materials for Li-ion batteries"
  • 24 Oct, Louis Lemberger "Small Angle Neutron Scattering and MuSR studies of the non-centrosymmetric superconductor BiPd"

Seminars 2013

  • 29th January, 11:00 - 11:30, Eva Hirtenlechner: "Polarized Study of the Multiparticle Continuum in the Coupled S = 1 Chain CsNiCl3"
  • 29th January, 11:30 - 12:00, Annalisa Boscaino: "probing sub-minute microwave reactions in situ on D20"
  • 28th February, 11:00 - 11:30, Federica Sebastiani: "Neutron Reflectometry applied to Atmospheric Night-time Oxidation"
  • 28th February, 11:30 - 12:00, Manuel Blanc: "Structural studies of the molecular basis of host-pathogen interactions in malaria"
  • 17th April, 11:00 - 11:30, Chiara Cavallari: "Vibrational spectroscopy of hydrogenated graphene - a neutron scattering study"
  • 17th April, 11:30 - 12:00, Giacomo Mariani: "Supramolecular self-assembly investigated by SANS"
  • 29th May, 11:00 - 11:30, Antonietta di Pumpo: "Hydrogen bond structure and polymorphism in agrochemicals"
  • 29th May, 11:30 - 12:00, Christophe Higy: "Polyelectrolyte conformation in Layer-by-Layer assembled nanoscale films"
  • 3rd July, 11:00 - 11:30, Laura Chaix: "Bunched and butterfly modulations of the ferrochiral iron langasite magnetic structure"
  • 3rd July, 11:30 - 12:00, Eron Cemal: "Superstructures, frustrated magnetism: Exploration of magnetism in some spin-half systems"
  • 26th September, 11:00 - 11:30, Dr. Ida Berts: "Relating the Interface Structure of Polymer Coatings to Properties of Future Biomaterials"
  • 6th November, 11:00, Samuel Lenton: "Calcium phosphate nanoclusters stabilised by osteopontin: Structure and function"
  • 6th November, 11:00, Romain Boffy: "Borosilicate glass irradiation ageing: toward better neutron guides"

Seminars 2012

  • 17th January, 11:00 - 11:30, Irene Calvo Almazan: "Diffusion on surfaces: a study with neutrons, MD simulations and theory"
  • 17th January, 11:30 - 12:00, Colin Bousige: "Carbon peapods and 1D physics: from the textbook to the real world"
  • 28th February, 11:00 - 11:30, Christine Klauser: "High Precision Neutron Polarisation For Cold Large Beams"
  • 28th February, 11:30 - 12:00, Jonathan Correa: "10B MultiGrid as an alternative to 3He for Large Area Neutron Detectors"
  • 5th April, 11:00-11:30, Ida Berts: "Interface and bulk studies of hyaluronic acid"
  • 5th April, 11:30-12:00, Romain Maisonobe: " Neutron beta-decay study with the spectrometer aSPECT"
  • 19th June, 11:00-11:30, Christian Sippel: " Stacking disordered ice in Earth's atmosphere"
  • 19th June, 11:30-12:00, Andrew Dennison: " Magnetic reference reflectivity for soft matter samples and future instrument developments for Super Adam"
  • 11th September, 11:00-11:30, Felix Rosenau: "HOPE – a magnetic UCN trap to measure the neutron lifetime"
  • 11th September, 11:30-12:00, Francesco Piscitelli: "Alternatives to 3He in neutron detection: 10B-based Multi-Blade detector"
  • 16th October, 11:00-11:30, Alexis de Ghellinck: "Investigating structure and specific interactions of natural membranes by neutron reflectivity"
  • 16th October, 11:30-12:00, Gunther Cronenberg: "The qBounce experiment: Gravity Resonance Spectroscopy with neutrons"
  • 13th November, 11:00-11:30, Markus Appel: "Ring Rotation Dynamics of Ferrocene and Ferrocene containing polymers"
  • 13th November, 11:30-12:00,  Peter Cermak: "Phase diagrams and magnetic structures of rare earth series R2RhIn8"
  • 18th December, 11:15-11:45, Charlotte Beebee: "Probing the effect of electropolymerisation method on the internal structure of thin polymer films using neutron reflectometry"

Seminars 2011

  • 17th February, 11:00 - 11:30, ILL4 seminar room, Mickael Baker, "Antiferromagnetic wheels probed by Inelastic Neutron Scattering".
  • 17th February, 11:30 - 12:00, ILL4 seminar room, Marcus Trapp, "Neutron Scattering studies of model lipid systems as a function of temperature, hydration and pressure".
  • 6th December, 11:30 - 12:00, Andrew Jones: "Temperature dependent proton effects in hydrogen-bonded molecular complexes"
  • 6th December, 11:30 - 12:00, Peggy Heunemann: "Nanoemulsions formed by low-energy input Phase Inversion Concentration (PIC) method"

Seminars 2010

  • 19th November, 11:00-11:30, ILL4 seminar room, Mouna Tatou, "The relationship between reinforcement and chain/filler structure in silica-latex model nanocomposites".
  • 19th November, 11:30 -12:00, ILL4 seminar room, Martin Simson, "aSPECT - Measuring the proton spectrum in neutron decay".

Seminars 2007

  • 15th October, 14:00-15:00, EMBL seminar room, Alex Fernandez, "Selenium adsorption on clay minerals".
  • 19th November, 14:00-15:00, CIBB seminar room, Philipp Schmidt-Wellenburg, "Development of a superthermal ultra-cold neutron source with subsequent extraction" (white board)
  • 18th February, 14:00-15:00, CIBB seminar room, Audrey Schollier, "Protein adsorption on PEG-modified surfaces by neutron reflectometry"


You are very welcome to contribute as well. At least 2 talks/day should be fine. Contact the student representatives to tell them about your talk. Pure white board seminars are fine, as are Powerpoint presentations.


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