Articles and books on the neutron history
History - books
In this section you can find actual articles and books written on the history of the world's neutron facilities and neutron scattering techniques.
The materials here presented were kindly provided to us by the facilities.
Have you got an interesting article about a neutron source or on the history of one of the neutron scattering techniques? Please send it to email@example.com and we will publish it here.
Neutrons in Australia
History of neutrons at ANSTO
Tribute to Frank Moore
History of neutrons at HIFAR
History of neutrons at Harwell
- 1960s (98 kB)
By Derry Jones
- 1970 (585 kB)
By Peter Egelstaff
- 1975 (869 kB)
By C. G. Windsor and R. N. Sinclair
- 1978 report on the 'Neutron Beam Instruments at Harwell': part 1 part 2
By A.H. Baston and D.H.C. Harris
Picture: September 1973. Margaret Thatcher, Minister of Education visits the Badger diffractomoeter in Harwell. David Worcester is on the right. Walter Marshal is between him and Margaret Thatcher, Graham Low is on the left. (from the Harwell Bulletin, kindly sent to G. Saccai by DW).
History of neutrons at the ISIS Spallation Source
History of neutrons at HZB
History of neutrons at ILL
- Paul Ageron’s 1964 paper on the design of the High-flux reactor
Mentioned on p. 4 of the Guthleben pdf is the famous paper presented at the 1963 Geneva Conference and describing the proposed reactor in Grenoble. Although, some of the design was based on the BNL HFBR, then under construction, there were many unique features to the proposed ILL design, especially of the cold source. Paul Ageron went on to a long and distinguished career at the ILL, see: Ageron Obituary
History of neutrons at Munich
History of neutrons at Petten
History of neutrons at Saclay
History of neutrons in Switzerland
The History of the Brookhaven National Laboratory (several files)
- Reactor Research in the 1950s (6 MB)
In Making Physics: A Biography of Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1946-1961 (chapter 8, 152-176) by Robert P. Crease
- Reactor Research in the 1950s (4 MB)
In Making Physics: A Biography of Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1946-1961 (chapter 8, pp. 177-199) by Robert P. Crease
- The High Flux Beam Reactor (5 MB)
In Making Physics: A Biography of Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1961-1972 (chapter 12) by Robert P. Cease
Photo by BNL.