Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Tue., October 18, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. (refreshments at 10:40 a.m.)

Physics with Ultra-Cold Neutrons (UCN) at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble

Peter Geltenbort, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France
Building 6008 Conference Room

A brief introduction to the Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France, which is a world leader in academic research with neutrons will be given. The scope of fundamental physics studies with neutrons is outlined. The main instruments provided for such studies are described and some past and current flagship experiments with ultra-cold neutrons (UCN) in this field (lifetime, electric dipol moment, quantum states) are highlighted. The properties and the production of UCN are described in detail.