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EPJ E Topical Issue: 50 years of Small Angle Neutron Scattering at the ILL in Grenoble

Guest Editors: Matthias Ballauff, Edward Forgan and Giovanna Fragneto.

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ E on “50 years of Small Angle Neutron Scattering at the ILL in Grenoble”.

Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) has become a workhorse technique to characterise systems from various scientific research areas such as soft condensed matter, biology, materials science, fundamental and applied physics to name but the most prominent fields. The Institut Laue — Langevin (ILL) has been one of the driving forces in establishing SANS as a technique of such importance and D11 remains the benchmark pin-hole SANS instrument. D11, the first SANS instrument at the ILL, was built in the early ‘70s and has been in user operation since September 1972. This special issue is the occasion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of small-angle neutron scattering at the ILL.

Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Instrumental developments, incl. sample environment
  • data analysis, modelling and simulations
  • Very- and Ultra-small-angle scattering
  • In-situ, in-operando and kinetic measurements
  • all scientific domains using SANS, such as soft matter, biology, materials science, cultural heritage, topology and magnetism

Original research papers, Reviews, and Colloquium-type articles focusing on the latest experimental, theoretical or computational advancements on research performed with Small-Angle Neutron Scattering, are welcome. We invite contributors to communicate their intention to submit manuscripts for this Topical Issue to the Guest Editors as soon as possible. Please provide the tentative title of the paper and a short abstract. The full manuscripts should be submitted before the deadline directly to the EPJ E Editorial Office at https://www.editorialmanager.com/epje/.

Deadline for submission: 15 December 2022.

Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue on “50 years of Small Angle Neutron Scattering at the ILL in Grenoble”. Papers will be published continuously and will appear as soon as accepted on the journal website. The electronic version of the Topical Issue will contain all accepted papers in the order of publication. All submitted papers will be refereed according to the usual high standards of the journal. More information about EPJ E, including instructions for authors is available here.

Guest Editors of the Special issue:

Matthias Ballauff, Institut für Chemie und Biochemie, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Takustrasse 3, 14195 Berlin, Germany, IRIS Adlershof, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Edward Forgan, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Giovanna Fragneto, Université Grenoble Alpes, Institut Laue-Langevin , 71 avenue des Martyrs F-38000 Grenoble, France, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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