Workshop “Synergies with Portugal” – ILL Neutrons for Society

Técnico - CTN campus

The Platform for Nanotechnology and Materials at IST (IST-NM) and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), will organise the workshop “Synergies with Portugal”, on 18th and 19th July, at Técnico – CTN campus, to inform the Portuguese scientific community about current and future opportunities for research using neutrons and to identify the main points of interests of the Portuguese community.

The Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) is a world leading facility in neutron science & technology due to its long track record of cuttingedge instrumentation and outstanding experimental support including, for example, sample environment, deuterium labelling and state-of-the-art software for data analysis.
Within the frame of the European project FILL2030, the ILL aims to identify emerging user groups and refine its services for an evolving user community. The landscape of neutron sources is also changing with the closure of major national facilities.
FILL2030 therefore opens new neutron perspectives for the European research and innovation community, leading up to the full operation of the European Spallation Source (ESS).

The following French Colleagues are already confirmed:

  • Mark Johnson, ILL Director, Head of the Science Division,
    “General ILL presentation”
  • Maria Teresa Fernández-Díaz, Leader of the ILL Diffraction Group,
    “Neutron Diffraction” [chemistry and magnetism]
  • Isabelle Grillo, D33 instrument responsible
    “Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS)” [soft matter]
  • Monica Jimenez Ruiz, IN1 TAS/Lagrange instrument responsible,
    “Inelastic Neutron Scattering (INS) and possibly QuasiElastic Neutron Scattering (QENS)” [chemistry & catalysis]
  • Armando Maestro, Figaro instrument co-responsible,
    “Reflectometry” [soft matter & biology]
  • Martin Boehm, THALES instrument responsible, IN3 instrument co-responsible,
    “Inelastic Neutron Scattering (INS)” [phonons and magnetism]
  • Ulli Koester, PN1 instrument responsible,
    “Gamma spectroscopy, Radioisotopes for medicine, neutron activation, emission channeling” [nuclear & particle physics]
  • Steph Monfront, Communication and event manager for FILL2030,
    “The opportunities offered by the EU H2020 project called ‘FILL2030’”.


The event is free and open to everyone – yet registration until 14th July is mandatory to allow access to the CTN campus.

This event is an initiative of FILL2030, a European Union project within the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

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