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 DRECAM, 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.
The Orphée (LLB) and Osiris reactors of the research Center of Saclay are also neutron sources to activate samples which are then analyzed by γ spectrometry (See Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis).
P. Bourges3, G.J. McIntyre4, M.D. Hollingsworth5, T. Breczewski6
L. Pinsard-Godard, Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide, Paris XI
A. Ivanov, ILL, BP 156 F-38042 Grenoble