Characterisation of soft functional materials for industry

Start Date
24-11-2015 12:00
End Date
26-11-2015 12:00
ILL and ESRF, EPN Campus, Grenoble
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Scientific contact(s)
Dr Michael Sztucki
Dr Lionel Porcar

Training workshop for Industrial R&D Scientists and Engineers


Consumer products based on soft functional material often exhibit macroscopic properties which are strongly dependent on their micro- and nano-structures extending over multiple length scales. Synchrotron and neutron scattering are complementary techniques ideally suited for probing these multilevel structures and deliver valuable and often unique information to the R&D scientist or engineer.

Based in Grenoble (in the French Alps), the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF, and the Institute Laue Langevin (ILL, are world-leading synchrotron X-ray and neutron sources, respectively. We run a suit of advanced instruments with a wide range of sample environments mimicking industrial processing conditions and operated by a dedicated staff of experts, on hand to advise users. Fast and flexible access for proprietary experiments with a modular, personalised service is offered to our industrial clients.

This workshop presents a unique opportunity for industrial scientists to get hands-on practical experience of the various X-ray and neutron techniques available at the ESRF and the ILL under the close guidance and tuition of our scientists. Specific problems directly concerning the R&D scientist / engineer will be treated in group sessions or confidentially through one-to one meetings.

The workshop will be introduced by invited long-standing users from industry who will share their personal experience of carrying-out important research at the ESRF and the ILL.


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