12-13 February 2018
Europe/Paris timezone

The aim of this project is to ensure the innovative, successful and cost-efficient use of beam time at existing and future large scale facilities through the provision of sample environment beyond the current state-of-the-art. Continuous on-going consultation of different user communities and collaborations with expert laboratories are key in this endeavour.

  • In task 7.1, a protocol of communication is being defined to promote shared developments and industrial standards. This protocol will allow European facilities to reduce their development costs and share expensive equipment, used at various beamlines. It will also define the communication standard of future equipment supplied by scientific and industry-based users.
  • Task 7.2 aims to offer the best sample environment capabilities for the European suite of instruments. New standards are being developed to increase the signal-to-background ratio by about an order of magnitude, to significantly reduce heating cooling rates for furnaces and allow in-situ alignment of crystals in dilution fridges. Companies like A.S. Scientific Ltd and attocube will directly benefit from this work.
  • Task 7.3 is going to boost the capabilities of neutron scattering and muon spectroscopy instruments with high pressure cells built from new materials and designed from novel geometries. Suppliers of these new materials and high-pressure experts are helping us to concieve new-generation high-pressure cells for the neutron and muon communities.
  • Task 7.4 will allow simultaneous measurements on neutron beam lines of structural information and diffusion coefficients in mesoscopic structures in soft condensed matter. This task will also enable probing reorientational dynamics of large molecular systems on muon spectrometers.

During this meeting, we shall review the progress of these projects.

Arrival & Registration: ILL - 71 avenue des Martyrs - 38000 Grenoble (France)
You can reserve a room at the ILL Guest house when registering here for the meeting.
A dinner in town is planned on Monday 12 February.

Starts 12 Feb 2018 12:00
Ends 13 Feb 2018 18:00
On Monday: Room 121, ILL 4 - On Tuesday: Rooms 121 and 163 (Seminar Room), ILL 4
71 avenue des Martyrs - 38000 Grenoble - France