The first of January 2017, the “Fédération Française de Diffusion Neutronique” (French Federation of Neutron Scattering) has been created. It federates the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (LLB) in Saclay and the CEA/INAC/MEM and Institut NEEL neutron groups in Grenoble.
The main goals of this Federation are to organize the French neutron scattering instruments access for the community of users (LLB instruments and French CRG at ILL), to participate in the definition of the strategy for the future of the French neutron science (education, instrumentation, maintenance of the high level of skills) and to carry the reflection on the possibility to develop an alternative neutron source in France.
A first kick-off meeting will be organized during the spring to launch the work of the Federation.
Virginie Simonet Director
Eric Eliot Deputy Director