[Neutron] Book: NEUTRONS FOR SCIENCE, The history of the Institut Laue-Langevin
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Book: NEUTRONS FOR SCIENCE, The history of the Institut Laue-Langevin
An exceptionally successful international collaboration
by Bernard Jacrot
This is an English translation and updated edition of the book published in French in 2006.
It is available here:
eBook: <https://www.edp-open.org/books/edp-open-books/409-neutrons-for-sciences <https://www.edp-open.org/books/edp-open-books/409-neutrons-for-sciences>>
Flipbook: <https://www.ill.eu/jacrot <https://www.ill.eu/jacrot>>
Printed: available on request from <communication at ill.fr <mailto:communication at ill.fr>>
In 1967, France and Germany agreed to cooperate on the construction and commissioning of a nuclear reactor dedicated to research in physics, chemistry and biology.
Thus was born the Institut Laue-Langevin, a project whose aim was to provide research scientists with an extremely intense source of neutron beams, a fundamental tool for probing the mysteries of matter.
Britain soon joined the project, followed gradually by other countries both from western and eastern Europe, making the Institut Laue-Langevin a particularly successful example of European cooperation. This success is a clear illustration of how, by joining forces and skills in this way, it was possible to provide scientists from “the old continent” with the means to tackle ambitious projects by giving them the best neutron source in the world.
Neutrons for Science tells the story of the beginnings of this project and shows how, with the right organisation, it was possible to optimise the use of the reactor. The book also paints the portraits of three eminent figures, Jules Horowitz, Heinz Maier-Leibnitz and Louis Néel, who played a key role in this success.
This English edition includes a new chapter covering the early 21st century. Written by two former directors, this chapter highlights the dynamism that has marked the Institute since it was founded and continues to pave the way for the future of neutron science.
Bernard Jacrot, a former student of the Ecole polytechnique (Paris), was the first French Associate Director of the Institut Laue-Langevin (1967-1973).
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