Text Box: We use some of the World’s leading centres for condensed matter research

An overview of the ILL and ESRF in Grenoble

In our laboratory we have the facilities for preparing and characterising a wide range of liquid and amorphous materials.  Our instrumentation includes a novel X-ray diffractometer system which enables rapid data acquisition and hence real-time studies of, for instance, the phase transitions that occur when a system is heated.  The thermal characteristics of the materials are measured using a modulated differential scanning calorimetry (MDSC) system and a thermo gravimetric analyser (TGA) system. Furthermore, a helium gas micro pycnometer enables us to measure densities for very small solids, including powders.


Our work benefits from many collaborations with theoreticians as well as experimentalist.


We also make extensive use of instruments at several internationally recognised centres for condensed matter.  These centres for neutron scattering and x-ray synchrotron radiation enable us to make scattering experiments that give us unique insight into   both the structure and dynamics of the materials investigated.


Why not visit some of the facility web-sites sites to explore the opportunities?


Neutron reactor source at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France


ISIS pulsed neutron source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK


European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France


Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (LLB), Saclay, France


Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory, USA


Super Photon ring-8 GeV (SPring8), Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo, Japan