Experimental Neutron Scattering

Paperback | July 8, 2013

byB. T. M. Willis, C. J. Carlile

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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 neutron scattering: fourteen 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 ofneutron scattering, who may be intimidated by the bewildering array of instruments at central facilities (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 rece...

B. T. M. Willis is Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford, UK. C. J. Carlile is Professor in the Department of Physics at the university of Lund in Sweden.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pagesPublished:July 8, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: General considerations1. Over 70 years of neutron scattering2. Neutron properties3. The production of neutrons4. Neutron detection5. Instrument components6. Sample preparation, sample environment and radiological safetyPart II: Neutron diffraction7. 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 materialsPart III: Neutron spectroscopy14. Coherent inelastic scattering from single crystals: study of phonons and magnons15. Inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopy16. Quasi-elastic scattering and high-resolution spectroscopyAppendix AAppendix B