Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

ILL recognised on the ESFRI roadmap

24.10.2006
The Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), Grenoble ( France ) has been singled out in the ESFRI Roadmap, to be published today, as “the world’s most productive and reliable source of slow neutrons for the study of condensed matter”.

The ILL ’s current programme, incorporating a major upgrade of its facilities, is one of the 35 initiatives highlighted in the Roadmap: “the most cost-effective response in the short-to-medium term to users’ requirements”. It is one of only seven programmes in the field of the materials sciences.

ESFRI - the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures - was set up in 2002 by the European Commission to identify and develop the key strategies for the next generation of large-scale research infrastructures, corresponding to the needs of the European research communities for the next two decades.

The Roadmap recognises the maturity of the ILL programme. Initially the ILL launched in 2001 a renewal programme which has already led to seven-to ten-fold gains in the efficiency of the Institute's instruments. Now, after 40 years of scientific excellence, ILL is accelerating even further its efforts in order to maintain its position beyond 2020 as a world leader in the field of neutron methods. It is working at the optimisation of its neutron source and maximising the efficiency of its instrument suite, ensuring that it matches future users’ needs.

The ILL 's initiative also includes the creation of high-level partnerships in soft condensed matter, materials science and engineering, high magnetic fields, and advanced neutron technologies.

The programme is to be implemented over two consecutive 5-year phases from 2007 to 2011 and 2012 to 2016; its overall budget is estimated at ~160 M€.

The ESFRI Roadmap being published today is the result of wide stake-holder consultation: almost 1000 high-level experts from all fields of research have been involved and consulted in the process of preparing the Roadmap, with some 200 involved in the peer-review. The ILL is particularly proud to have been recognised in this fashion for its past achievements and future perspectives.

Françoise Vauquois | alfa
Further information:
http://www.ill.fr/Perspectives

More articles from Physics and Astronomy:

nachricht Only an atom thick: Physicists succeed in measuring mechanical properties of 2D monolayer materials
17.01.2018 | Universität des Saarlandes

nachricht Black hole spin cranks-up radio volume
15.01.2018 | National Institutes of Natural Sciences

All articles from Physics and Astronomy >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Scientists decipher key principle behind reaction of metalloenzymes

So-called pre-distorted states accelerate photochemical reactions too

What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how...

Im Focus: The first precise measurement of a single molecule's effective charge

For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the effective electrical charge of a single molecule in solution. This fundamental insight of an SNSF Professor could also pave the way for future medical diagnostics.

Electrical charge is one of the key properties that allows molecules to interact. Life itself depends on this phenomenon: many biological processes involve...

Im Focus: Paradigm shift in Paris: Encouraging an holistic view of laser machining

At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris in March 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be focusing on the latest trends and innovations in laser machining of composites. Among other things, researchers at the booth shared with the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) will demonstrate how lasers can be used for joining, structuring, cutting and drilling composite materials.

No other industry has attracted as much public attention to composite materials as the automotive industry, which along with the aerospace industry is a driver...

Im Focus: Room-temperature multiferroic thin films and their properties

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Tohoku University have developed high-quality GFO epitaxial films and systematically investigated their ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties. They also demonstrated the room-temperature magnetocapacitance effects of these GFO thin films.

Multiferroic materials show magnetically driven ferroelectricity. They are attracting increasing attention because of their fascinating properties such as...

Im Focus: A thermometer for the oceans

Measurement of noble gases in Antarctic ice cores

The oceans are the largest global heat reservoir. As a result of man-made global warming, the temperature in the global climate system increases; around 90% of...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

10th International Symposium: “Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie” Münster, 10-11 April 2018

08.01.2018 | Event News

See, understand and experience the work of the future

11.12.2017 | Event News

Innovative strategies to tackle parasitic worms

08.12.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Polymers Based on Boron?

18.01.2018 | Life Sciences

Bioengineered soft microfibers improve T-cell production

18.01.2018 | Life Sciences

World’s oldest known oxygen oasis discovered

18.01.2018 | Earth Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>