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Elémentaire journal cover

Author(s): Physicists, Team, CNRS/IN2P3

Contact: elementaire@lal.in2p3.fr

Submitted by: barbora.gulejova@cern.ch

Published: April 29, 2022

Elémentaire journal cover

Science Journal - Élémentaire - No. 2: le neutron

This is number 2 of a series of 8 journals. No.2 published in Automn 2005. Complete title of journal is "Élémentaire - de l’infiniment petit à l’infiniment grand." Élémentaire ("Elementary") is an outreach journal in French whose eight issues cover the particle physics, from the atom to the discoveries expected at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Each issue contains about 15 recurring articles which present the stakes of the physics of the infinitely small, such as the tools and the methods used to study this physics. The main discoveries in this research field over the years are described as well. All the articles can be downloaded for free from the Élémentaire website http://elementaire.web.lal.in2p3.fr while printed versions of the different issues can be purchased online. For a complete list of subjects contained in Journal No. 2, see below.
Contents (English translation) No. 2:

Appetizer: identity of a neutron
History: Discovery of the neutron
Interview: Christian Vettier
Research Center: Institut Laue Langevin
Experiment: La durée de vie des neutrons
Detection: Measuring the energy of neutrons
Benefits: neutron therapy
Analysis: The Gaussian distribution
Accelerators: The beginning of linear and circular accelerators
Discoveries: Neutrons in the stars
Theory: Waves and Particles (part 2)
The killer question: Is the neutron neutral?
Nuclear energy: How does a nuclear reactor work?
What Happened: Le penta...couac ! Conférences d’été
Further Reading - useful websites
Contents (original French) - No.2:

Apéritif: Carte d’identité du neutron
Histoire: La découverte du neutron
Interview: Christian Vettier
Centre de recherche: Institut Laue Langevin
Expérience: La durée de vie des neutrons
Détection: Mesurer l’énergie des neutrons
Retombées: La neutronthérapie
Analyse: La distribution gaussienne
Accélérateurs: Les débuts des accélérateurs linéaires et circulaires
Découvertes: Des neutrons dans les étoiles
Théorie: Ondes et particules (2)
La question qui tue - Le neutron est-il « neutre » ?
Énergie nucléaire: Un réacteur nucléaire, comment ça marche ?
ICPACKOI: Le penta...couac ! Conférences d’été
Pour en savoir plus - les site utiles




Matter, Particles and the Universe (Known Physics)
Particles and Their Interactions
Particles and Their Interactions
Exploring the Unknown (Beyond Known Physics)
Technologies and Experiments
Data Analysis
Particle Physics and Society

School Topics

Nature of science
Measurements and uncertainties
Structure of matter
Structure of matter
Charges and fundamental interactions

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