call for proposals at ILL

Herma Buttner buttner at
Tue Jul 13 14:58:33 CDT 1999

CALL for Proposals at ILL

Our next deadline for proposals is 31 August 1999. You will find the web
proposal-form under: using netscape 3 or 4 or
explorer 4 (from inside the ILL the address is since the form is on the server outside the
firewall). Proposal forms as  word or latex file or a paper print-out will
still be available.
The detailed guidelines for the Web proposal form will appear when loading
WepProp (see online 'Guide'); you may also contact the scientific
coordination office: 
ILL-SCO, 156 Ave. des Martyrs, BP 156, F-38042 Grenoble Cedex 9
phone: +33 4 76 20 70 82, fax: +33 4 76 48 39 06, email: sco at,
Please do not forget to attach your experimental report to your
continuation proposal. We would like to remind you that it is up to the
proposer to attach it, including the copies. As stated in the guidelines,
the proposal must reach the ILL on or before the deadline in order to be
accepted for consideration by the subcommittee. 

Instruments available
The following instruments will be available for the forthcoming round
(please note that IN8 will not be available for the first half of 2000 due
to its refurbishment, however, IN3 will be available for scheduled
- powder diffractometers: D1A, D1B*, D2B
- liquids diffractometer: D4
- single-crystal diffractometers: D3, D9, D10, D15*, D19, D23*, DB21, LADI
- small-angle scattering: D11, D22
- reflectometers: ADAM*, D17, EVA*
- small momentum-transfer diffractometer: D16
- diffuse-scattering spectrometer: D7
- three-axis spectrometers: IN1, IN3, IN12*, IN14, IN20, IN22*
- time-of-flight spectrometers: IN4, IN5, IN6
- backscattering and spin-echo spectrometers: IN10, IN11, IN13, IN15, IN16
- nuclear-physics instruments: PN1, PN3 
- fundamental-physics instruments: PF1, PF2
You will find details of the instruments on the web,
under instrument characteristics.
Instruments marked with an asterisk are CRG instruments, where a smaller
amount of beam time is available than on ILL-funded instruments.

Scheduling period
For the next round there will be 2.5 cycles (a cycle is 50 days) available
for beam-time allocation from January to July 2000. The scientific council
with its subcommittee meetings will be on 20/21/22 October 1999.

Writing a proposal
Proposers, please help your subcommittee with their difficult work. Try to
comply with the following  structure (including the headings). 
Abstract: The most difficult part. Say in a few words what you want and why.
1. Introduction: Give a brief statement on your problem, the general
background and the importance of the proposed topic - cite the most
relevant literature. Keep in mind that not all of the subcommittee members
are experts in the field. 
2. Problem statement: Give a brief but clear account of the aims of the
proposed experiment. Specify  the questions. What do you expect to learn?
3. State of the research on the topic:  What has been done in past to
answer your questions (cite the  most relevant literature)? What is known
and what is missing? What will be your new contribution?
4. Preliminary work: Give the results of your preliminary work (with
neutrons,  x-rays, light scattering, NMR,  or others) and the relationship
with your proposed experiment. Are your samples available and well
characterised? Theoretical footing available, cite, if already published?
5. Why ILL? State why the ILL is necessary for your problem, especially
with regard to the need of neutrons in particular. 
6. Give your working plan:
- Samples: precise definition of the samples (solvent, solute or matrix and
particles), deuteration, availability of deuterated materials. 
- Experiments: description of the experiment giving instrument, Q-range,
energy, detectors, temperature, auxiliary equipment needed, and so on.
- Timing: give the number of samples and estimate the measuring time for
each sample; show how you calculate the beam-time requirements. If in
doubt, consult your ILL contact.
- Data analysis: indicate the method of data analysis (cite relevant
literature if old method is used). How do you answer you question? (By the
way: What exactly was your question? And why did you ask it?)
- References:  They are important to judge the scientific relevance of your
work and the soundness of your approach. Use electronic data banks if in

Grenoble, 13 July 1999

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