Henry Fischer

Instrument Scientist (co-responsible of D4)






+33 (0)4 76 20 7754


+33 (0)4 76 20 7648

Instr. phone

+33 (0)4 76 20 7753


  • Diffuse neutron scattering from magnetic disorder.
  • Pair-Distribution Function (PDF) analysis.
  • Neutron interferometry and USANS.
  • Measurement of neutron scattering lengths.
  • Structure and dynamics of liquids and glasses.
  • Neutron and X-ray scattering from disordered systems.
  • Magnetic ordering in liquids.
  • Quantum effects in liquids and solids.
  • English:  Native language
  • French:  C2 (written) / C2 (oral)
  • German:  C1 (written) / B2 (oral)
  • Spanish:  B2 (written) / B1 (oral)
  • Russian:  A2 (written) / A1 (oral)

NB:  Competence levels evaluated and/or tested based on the
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

"Quantitative investigation of the short-range magnetic correlations in the candidate quantum spin liquid NaYbO2"
K.B. Nuttall, C.Z. Suggs, H.E. Fischer, M.M. Bordelon, S.D. Wilson and B.A. Frandsen
Phys. Rev. B. Letters 108, L140411 (2023)

"Temperature dependent anisotropy in the bond lengths of UO2 as a result of phonon-induced atomic correlations"
L. Desgranges, G. Baldinozzi, H.E. Fischer and G.H. Lander
J. Phys. Condens. Matter 35, 10LT01 (2023), (as a Letter)

"Magnetic short-range order in polycrystalline SrGd2O4 and SrNd2O4 studied by reverse Monte Carlo simulations and magnetic pair-distribution function analysis"
N. Qureshi, H.E. Fischer, S.X.M. Riberolles, T.C. Hansen, M. Ciomaga Hatnean and O.A. Petrenko
Phys. Rev. B 106, 224426 (2022)

"Combined Off-specular and Specular reflectometry:  Elucidating Complex Structure of Soft Buried Interfaces"
Aljosa Hafner, Philipp Gutfreund, Andrew Jones, Johann Da Silva,
Andrew Wildes, Henry E. Fischer, Mark Geoghegand and Michele Sferrazza
J. Appl. Cryst. 54, 924 (2021)

"Suppressed-moment 2-k order in the canonical frustrated antiferromagnet Gd2Ti2O7"
Joseph A.M. Paddison, Georg Ehlers, Andrew B. Cairns, Jason S. Gardner, Oleg
A. Petrenko, Nicholas P. Butch, Dmitry D. Khalyavin, Pascal Manuel, Henry E. Fischer,
Haidong Zhou, Andrew L. Goodwin and J. Ross Stewart
npj Quantum Materials 6, Article number: 99 (2021)

"Femtosecond X-ray diffraction reveals a liquid-liquid phase transition in phase-change materials"
P. Zalden, F. Quirin, M. Schumacher, R. Mazzarello, J. Siegel, S. Wei, A. Koc, M. Nicoul, M. Trigo, P. Andreasson, H. Enquist, M. Shu, T. Pardini, M. Chollet, D. Zhu, H. Lemke, I. Ronneberger, J. Larsson, A.M. Lindenberg, H.E. Fischer, S. Hau-Riege, D.A. Reis, M. Wuttig and K. Sokolowski-Tinten
Science 364, 1062-1067 (2019)

"Spin decoupling under a staggered field in the Gd2Ir2O7 pyrochlore"
E. Lefrançois, L. Mangin-Thro, E. Lhotel, J. Robert, S. Petit, V. Cathelin, H.E.~Fischer, C.V. Colin, F. Damay, J. Ollivier, P. Lejay, L.C. Chapon, V. Simonet and R. Ballou
Phys. Rev. B 99, 060401(R) (2019)

"Calcium ions in aqueous solutions: Accurate force field description aided by ab initio molecular dynamics and neutron scattering"
Tomás Martinek, Elise Duboué-Dijon, Stepán Timr, Philip E. Mason, Katarina Baxová, Henry E. Fischer, Burkhard Schmidt, Eva Pluharová and Pavel Jungwirth
J. Chem. Phys. 148, 222813 (2018)

"What is the actual local crystalline structure of uranium dioxide, UO2 ?  A new perspective for the most used nuclear fuel"
L. Desgranges, Yue Ma, Ph. Garcia, G. Baldinozzi, D. Siméone and H.E. Fischer
Inorganic Chemistry 56, 321 (2017)

"Modeling of glass-like carbon structure and its experimental verification by neutron and x-ray diffraction"
K. Jurkiewicz, S. Duber, H.E. Fischer and A. Burian
J. Appl. Cryst. 50, 36 (2017)

"Structure of glassy Ag–Ge–Se by neutron diffraction with isotope substitution"
Anita Zeidler, Philip Stephen Salmon, Andrea Piarristeguy, Annie Pradel, Henry Edward Fischer
Zeitschrift für physikalische Chemie 230, 417 (2016)

"The atomic scale structure of graphene powder studied by neutron and X-ray diffraction"
Natalia Woznica, Lukasz Hawelek, Henry E. Fischer, Ivan Bobrinetskiy and Andrzej Burian
J. Appl. Phys. 48, 1429 (2015)

"Hydration of hydroxyl and amino groups examined by molecular dynamics and neutron scattering"
Jana Hladílková, Henry E. Fischer, Pavel Jungwirth and Philip E. Mason
J. Phys. Chem. B 119, 6357 (2015)

"The structure of Ba-Ti-Al-O glasses produced by aerodynamic levitation and laser heating"
Pinit Kidkhunthod, Lawrie B. Skinner, Adrian C. Barnes, Wantana Klysubun and Henry E. Fischer
Phys. Rev. B. 90, 094206 (2014)

"High-Pressure Transformation of SiO2 Glass from a Tetrahedral to an Octahedral Network: A Joint Approach Using Neutron Diffraction and Molecular Dynamics"
Anita Zeidler, Kamil Wezka, Ruth F. Rowlands, Dean A.J. Whittaker, Philip S. Salmon, Annalisa Polidori, James W.E. Drewitt, Stefan Klotz, Henry E. Fischer, Martin C.Wilding, Craig L. Bull, Matthew G. Tucker and Mark Wilson
Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 135501 (2014)

"Hydration of the chloride ion in concentrated aqueous solutions using neutron scattering and molecular dynamics"
Eva Pluharova, Henry E. Fischer, Philip E. Mason and Pavel Jungwirth
Molec. Phys. 112, 1230 (2014)

"Joint diffraction and modeling approach to the structure of liquid alumina"
Lawrie B. Skinner, Adrian C. Barnes, Philip S. Salmon, Louis Hennet, Henry E. Fischer, Chris J. Benmore, Shinji Kohara, J.K. Richard Weber, Alexei Bytchkov, Martin C. Wilding, John B. Parise, Thomas O. Farmer, Irina Pozdnyakova, Sonia K. Tumber and Koji Ohara
Phys. Rev. B 87, 024201 (2013)

"Microstructure of pyrocarbons from pair distribution function analysis using neutron diffraction"
Patrick Weisbecker, Jean-Marc Leyssale, Henry E. Fischer, Veijo Honkimaki, Maeva Lalanne and Gerard L. Vignoles
Carbon 50, 1563 (2012)

"Structural transformations on vitrificaton in the fragile glass-forming system CaAl2O4"
J.W.E. Drewitt, Louis Hennet, Anita Zeidler, Sandro Jahn, Philip S. Salmon, Daniel R. Neuville and Henry E. Fischer
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 235501 (2012)

"The bound coherent neutron scattering lengths of the oxygen isotopes"
H.E. Fischer, J.M. Simonson, J.C. Neuefeind, H. Lemmel, H. Rauch, A. Zeidler and P.S. Salmon
J. Phys. Condens. Matter 24, 505105 (2012)

"Oxygen as a site specific probe of the structure of water and oxide materialss"
Anita Zeidler, Philip S. Salmon, Henry E. Fischer, Joerg C. Neuefeind, J. Mike Simonson, Hartmut Lemmel, Helmut Rauch and Thomas E. Markland
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 145501 (2011)

"Structure of GeO2 glass at pressures up to 8.6 GPa"
J.W.E. Drewitt, P.S. Salmon, A.C. Barnes, S. Klotz, H.E. Fischer and W.A. Crichton
Phys. Rev. B 81, 014202 (2010)

"The liquid-liquid phase transition in supercooled yttria-alumina"A.C. Barnes, L.B. Skinner, P.S. Salmon, A. Bytchkov, I. Posdnyakova, T.O. Farmer and H.E. Fischer
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 225702 (2009)

"The structure of liquid carbon dioxide and carbon disulfide"
J. Neuefeind, H.E. Fischer, J.M. Simonson, N. Idrissi, A. Schöps and V. Honkimäki
J. Chem. Phys. 130, 174503 (2009)

"New measurements of the coherent and incoherent neutron scattering lengths of 13C"
H.E. Fischer, J. Neuefeind, J.M. Simonson, R. Loidl and H. Rauch
J. Phys. Condens. Matter 20, 045221 (2008)

"The D20 instrument at the ILL: A versatile high-intensity 2-axis neutron diffractometer"
T.C. Hansen, P.F. Henry, H.E. Fischer, J. Torregrossa and P. Convert
Meas. Sci. Technol. 19, 034001 (2008)

"Magnetic critical scattering in solid Co80Pd20"
H.E. Fischer, L. Hennet, et al.
J. Phys. Condens. Matter 19, 415106 (2007)

"Neutron and x-ray diffraction studies of liquids and glasses"
H.E. Fischer, A.C. Barnes and P.S. Salmon
Rep. Prog. Phys. 69, 233–299 (2006)

"Identification of the relative distribution of rare-earth ions in phosphate glasses"
R.A. Martin, P.S. Salmon, H.E. Fischer and G.J. Cuello
Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 185501 (2003)

"D4c: A very high precision diffractometer for disordered materials"
H.E. Fischer, et al.
Appl. Phys. A 74, S160–S162 (2002)

"First solvation shell of the Cu(II) aqua ion: evidence for five-fold coordination"
A. Pasquarello, et al.
Science 291, 856 (2001)

"Quantitative evaluation of anharmonic and disorder effects on glassy dynamics"
H.E. Fischer, et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1193 (1999)

"Structural studies of multiwall carbon nanotubes by neutron diffraction"
A. Burian, J.C. Dore, H.E. Fischer and J. Sloane
Phys. Rev. B 59, 1665 (1999)

"Giant magnetoresistance dependence on the lateral correlation length of the interface roughness in magnetic superlattices"
R. Schad, et al.
Phys. Rev. B 59, 1242 (1999)

"A determination of the partial structure factors of liquid TlSe using combined X-ray and neutron diffraction"
A.C. Barnes, et al.
J. Phys. Condens. Matter 10, L645 (1998)

"Quantum mechanical effects on the static structure factor of pairs of ortho-deuterium molecules"
M. Celli, R. Magli, H. Fischer, L. Frommhold and F. Barocchi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 5828 (1998)

"A quantitative assessment of the effects of orientational and positional disorder on glassy dynamics in a polymorphic molecular solid"
R.A. Ramos, et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 82 (1997)

"A determination of the structure of liquid Ag2Se using neutron diffraction and isotopic substitution"
A.C. Barnes, et al.
J. Phys. Condens. Matter 9, 6159 (1997)

"Specular and off-specular anomalous x-ray scattering as quantitative structural probes of multilayers"
H.E. Fischer, et al.
Nucl. Instr. Methods B 97, 402 (1995)

"Interfacial structure and giant magnetoresistance in Fe/Cr superlattices"
H.E. Fischer, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 4, C9-121 (1994)

"Rapid crystallization of amorphous Co-Zr and Fe-B close to eutectic compositions"
H.E. Fischer, S. Brauer, A. Zaluska, M. Sutton, J.O. Str¨om-Olsen et G.B. Stephenson
Materials Science and Engineering A 179/180, 396 (1994)

"Thermal conductivity of thin films: measurements and understanding"
D.G. Cahill, H.E. Fischer, T.Klitsner, E.T. Swartz and R.O. Pohl
J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 7, 1259 (1989)

"Specific heat, thermal conductivity and electrical resistivity of high temperature superconductors"
H.E. Fischer, D.G. Cahill and S.K. Watson
Comments Cond. Mat. Phys. 14, 65 (1988), (63 pages, 139 refs.)

"Phonon radiative heat transfer and surface scattering"
T. Klitsner, J.E. VanCleve, H.E. Fischer and R.O. Pohl
Phys. Rev. B 38, 7576 (1988)

"Crystal electric fields in heavy-electron metals: The specific heats of U2Zn17 and CeCu6 to 70 K"
H.E. Fischer, E.T. Swartz, R.O. Pohl, B.A. Jones, J.W. Wilkins et Z. Fisk
Phys. Rev. B 36, 5330 (1987)