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European neutron polarisation initiative

Objective

Description:

Neutron scattering is well known as an important microscopic probe to study the position and movement of nuclei in condensed matter. The neutron being an elementary magnet it also interacts with magnetic fields and so sees the unpaired electrons. In that respect, the control of the incident and scattered neutron spin polarisation is a sensitive magnetic probe. In the past such polarisation analysis experiments were difficult, but important progress has recently been made offering a superb opportunity to build a new generation of advanced polarised neutron instruments. In addition to other important scientific applications there are strong indications that neutron polarimetry may contribute to the proper understanding of spin-electronics, a very contemporary issue in physics. The aim of the ENPI program is to accelerate the development of such methods so that they become a success at various neutron centres in Europe.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Institut Laue Langevin (ILL)
Address
Avenue Des Martyrs
38042 Grenoble
France

Participants (6)

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Avenue Des Martyrs 17
38054 Grenoble
COUNCIL FOR THE CENTRAL LABORATORY OF THE RESEARCH COUNCILS
United Kingdom
Address
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Chilton
OX11 0QX Didcot,harwell,chilton
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Wilhelm-johenstrasse, Stetternicher Forst
52425 Juelich
HAHN-MEITNER-INSTITUT BERLIN GMBH
Germany
Address
Glienicker Strasse 100
14109 Berlin
JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITAET MAINZ
Germany
Address
7,Staudingerweg 7
55099 Mainz
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR SOLID STATE PHYSICS AND OPTICS - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Konkoly Thege Ut. 29-33
1121 Budapest