[Neutron] Open position at LLB

Alain Menelle menl at llb.saclay.cea.fr
Mon Dec 15 19:30:59 CST 2003

Laboratoire Léon Brillouin encourage applications for the open CNRS 
position with the following description :

N° 15/07 - 1 Junior research scientist

>From molecular engineering to relevant properties : multiscale analysis 
by neutron scattering at LLB.

General. The chemical engineering group of Laboratoire Léon Brillouin is 
exploring complex systems of soft condensed matter : structure, 
dynamics, and the response of soft matter to a mechanical, 
electromagnetic, or chemical sollicitation; this is done using neutron 
techniques such as Small Angle Neutron Scattering (and soon Ultra Small 
Angle Scattering, USANS), reflectivity, and inelastic scattering. These 
techniques open the way to the understanding of how molecular design 
leads to the desired properties, through a large range of scales, from 
0.1 to several hundred nanometres. One of our missions is to make 
spectrometers accessible to research groups of the Soft Matter community.
In this background, we are looking for a physico-chemist, interested in 
establishing the bridge between chemical synthesis, foreseen physical 
properties, and neutron technics, in both his user oriented activity and 
his personal activity.

Personal project. The in-house research has two poles, in order to allow 
the best interaction with external users: one is chemical synthesis 
(grafted particles, new routes of controled polymerisation), the other 
is the insight in physical relevant properties obtained by associating 
several elementary properties: polymers mechanically reinforced by 
particles, liquid crystalline polymers, polymers with variable 
entanglement rate, associations between polyelectrolytes, biopolymers 
and proteins. The candidate must be able to keep strong the link between 
these two poles.

UMR 12 Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (LLB in Gif sur Yvette

Physics and Mathematics
Chemical Sciences
Mail to François Boué
boue at llb.saclay.cea.fr
Tel 33(0)169086210, Fax 33(0)169088261

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