Experimental Neutron Scattering

Hardcover | March 19, 2009

byC. J. Carlile, B. T. M. Willis

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The first systematic experiments in neutron scattering were carried out in the late 1940s using fission reactors built for the nuclear power programme. Crystallographers were amongst the first to exploit the new technique, but they were soon followed by condensed matter physicists andchemists. Engineers and biologists are the most recent recruits to the club of neutron users. The aim of the book is to provide a broad survey of the experimental activities of all these users. There are many specialist monographs describing particular examples of the application of neutronscattering: fifteen of such monographs have been published already in the Oxford University Press series edited by S. Lovesey and E. Mitchell. However this book will appeal to newcomers to the field of neutron scattering, who may be intimidated by the bewildering array of instruments at centralfacilities (such as the Institut Laue Langevin in France, the ISIS Laboratory in the UK, or the PSI Laboratory in Switzerland), and who may be uncertain as to which instrument to use.

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The first systematic experiments in neutron scattering were carried out in the late 1940s using fission reactors built for the nuclear power programme. Crystallographers were amongst the first to exploit the new technique, but they were soon followed by condensed matter physicists andchemists. Engineers and biologists are the most re...

Professor C. J. Carlile 1973 JRC Ispra Italy 1974-1975 Neutron Beam Research Unit, Rutherrford Appleton Laboratory 1975-1977 Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble 1978-1998 ISIS pulsed Neutron Source, RAL 1999-2006 Director of Institut Laue Langevin 2006- Lund University, Sweden Glazebrook Medal of the Institute of Phtysics, L...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.01 inPublished:March 19, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198519702

ISBN - 13:9780198519706

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1. Over seventy years of neutron scattering2. Neutron properties3. Neutron production4. Neutron detection5. Instrument components6. Sample Preparation, Sample Environment and Radiological Safety7. Single crystal diffraction8. The powder diffraction method9. Polarized neutrons and magnetic neutron diffraction10. Small-angle neutron scattering11. Neutron optics12. Neutron reflectometry13. Liquids, glasses and amorphous materials14. Coherent inelastic scattering from single crystals: the study of phonons and magnons15. Inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopy16. Quasi-elastic scattering and high-resolution spectroscopy