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Neutron diffusion make possible to probe the matter and its sensitivity to the light elements and to magnetism make it a single and original probe. Within IRAMIS, neutron spectrometry is used in various fields in fundamental and applied research and is developed around the CEA-CNRS Laboratory Leon Brillouin (LLB) around the Orphée reactor in Saclay. Neutrons are mainly intended for the study of condensed matter. The scientific activity of the laboratory belongs to three sectors of equal importance: physicochemistry, structural studies and phase transitions, magnetism and supraconductivity.


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 Neutron Scattering on Magnetic Nanostructures (150 pages - 10Mo)   The PRISM reflectometer   Data processing and simulation programs   Documentation on reflectivity and associated techniques   Collaborations Local contact : Frederic Ott
The improvement of the mechanical properties of polymer films by inclusion of mineral particles is a well known industrial practice used since the end of the XIX century. A classical example is the rubber industry for which the addition of carbon black as fillers permits to increase the elastic ... More »
Using conjugated polymers as the active materials in electronic and optoelectronic devices opens up the possibility of fabricating all-polymer devices using solution processing technologies. The fabrication of good quality field-effect transistors (FETs) is crucial to a number of polymer-based ... More »
Light-harvesting antennae are pigment-protein complexes involved in light-absorption and excitation energy transfer (EET) to the so-called "reaction center" complexes, where the photochemical processes of photosynthesis take place. C-phycocyanin (C-PC) is one component of the phycobilisome, the ... More »
The strongly interacting conduction electrons can be accurately represented as a gas of weakly interacting electron-like excitations. This description, known as Fermi liquid theory, works for many metallic systems. However, over the past two decades, new types of metallic materials with strongly ... More »
Hidden degrees of freedom in aperiodic crystals.
Following the synthesis by the ribosome, to carry out its biological function, a protein much fold into a single, well defined conformational state: the native state. Protein folding is thus the physico-chemical process by which a polypeptidic chain undergoes a structural change from an ensemble of ... More »
This study investigates the long term behavior of glasses used for confinement of nuclear wastes. The results have been obtained from a fruitful collaboration between different CEA laboratories (LLB, LIONS, CEA Marcoule) and the Ecole Polytechnique. The corrosion process of the glasses by water ... More »
BiFeO3 is a multiferroic materials in which ferroelectric and anti-ferromagnetic orders coexist well above room temperature (TN=643 K, TC=1093 K), with a high polarization (over 100 μC/cm2 [1]). We have shown at the LLB by neutron diffraction that these two order parameters interact and that the ... More »
In 1893 Sir William Armstrong reported a remarkable experiment: if a high voltage is established between two wine-glasses filled to the brim with pure water and connected by a cotton  thread, a rope of water is formed and remains suspended between the lips of the two glasses. This "water ... More »
The use of agricultural resources for industrial purposes will undoubtly be one of the major challenges of the 21 st century. Organic biosynthons used in chemistry should progressively replace those coming from fossil fuels. Our work on dispersions of fatty acids and hydroxylated derivatives forms ... More »
The concept of "spin ladder" originally appeared to study the theoretically still controversial antiferromagnet (AF) 2D square lattice in high temperature superconducting cuprates starting from a well understood 1D AF chain [1-2]. They can been schematized as an array of finite number of coupled ... More »
This work is part of a theoretical project which aims to unravel the mechanism at work in the high temperature cuprate superconductors. In the recent article [1] we have studied the role of spin fluctuations, and namely of the collective spin mode, for the superconducting pairing and numerous ... More »
The pseudogap region of the phase diagram is an important unsolved puzzle in the field of hightransition-temperature (Tc) superconductivity, characterized by anomalous physical properties below a certain temperature, T*[1]. In contrast to the superconducting temperature Tc which exhibits a ... More »


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