Event Name Max von Laue and a few others… 100 years of crystal diffraction
Start Date 13th Nov 2012
End Date
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In 1912, while investigating the physical nature of X-rays, Laue, Friedrich and Knipping discovered crystal diffraction, a phenomenon soon interpreted by the Braggs as the interference pattern produced by regular crystal lattice planes. Rewarded by Nobel prizes in 1914 and 1915, these results resonated across the entire scientific community. The discovery of the neutron by J. Chadwick in 1932 opened new fields in condensed matter research. These early discoveries were the starting point of a fantastic scientific story continuing to this day. X-ray and neutron diffraction from powder and single crystal samples has changed the way we look at condensed matter.

The Institute Laue-Langevin invites you to celebrate at this symposium the 100th anniversary of this historical discovery and to review recent developments in the field of condensed matter research using  X-ray and neutron Laue diffraction.

The event will take place at the ESRF auditorium.

Location ESRF, Grenoble.
Contact Institut Laue Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, BP 156, 38042 Grenoble Cedex France
URL http://www.ill.eu/news-events/past-events/2012/laue-2012/
Category symposia