Methods of X-ray and Neutron Scattering in Polymer Science by Ryong-Joon Roe

Methods of X-ray and Neutron Scattering in Polymer Science

byRyong-Joon Roe

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Methods of X-ray and Neutron Scattering in Polymer Science presents the basic theories underlying x-ray and neutron scattering--two of the most powerful tools for characterizing materials--and also covers the various techniques that have been developed for their application to the study ofpolymers. While there is a great deal of similarity between the x-ray and neutron scattering methods, the two were developed in different time periods by different groups of scientists, and as a result very distinct terminologies evolved to explain the same phenomena. In this unique text the two arepresented together from the very beginning, with a consistent set of symbols and terminologies, so that students can become equally familiar with both from the outset. Also, to help students gain a unified view of diffraction, the distinction between wide-angle diffraction and small-angle scatteringis postponed until late in the text. Methods of X-ray and Neutron Scattering in Polymer Science emphasizes basic concepts rather than details of specific techniques and derives relationships from first premises wherever possible. Beginning with coverage of the basic properties of x-rays and neutrons and their scattering frommatter, it goes on to discuss methods of studying specific types of samples or properties. Topics covered include single-component crystalline and amorphous polymers; the small-angle scattering technique; binary, single-phase systems such as polymer blend and polymer solution; the technique ofreflectivity measurement; and polymer dynamics by means of inelastic neutron scattering. A perfect introductory textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in polymer science,Methods of X-ray and Neutron Scattering in Polymer Science also serves as a helpful self-study tool for polymer scientists seeking an introduction to scattering techniques. Further reading listsat the end of each chapter encourage readers to explore more advanced topics on their own.

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Ryong-Joon Roe is at University of Cincinnati.

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Title:Methods of X-ray and Neutron Scattering in Polymer ScienceFormat:HardcoverPublished:December 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195113217

ISBN - 13:9780195113211

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Table of Contents

1. Basics of X-ray and Neutron Scattering1.1. Properties of X-rays and Neutrons1.2. Scattering and Interference1.3. Scattering of X-rays1.4. Scattering of Neutrons1.5. Auto-correlation Function and Reciprocal Space1.6. Scattering Due to the Sample as a Whole1.7. Diffraction by Crystals2. Experimental Techniques2.1. Radiation Source2.2. Monochromatization2.3. Absorption2.4. Detectors2.5. Cameras and Diffractometers2.6. Multiple Scattering2.7. Absolute Intensity Calibration3. Crystalline Polymers3.1. Introduction3.2. Lattice Parameters3.3. Crystal Structure Analysis3.4. Line Broadening and Crystal Imperfections3.5. Degree of Crystallinity3.6. Orientation4. Amorphous Polymers4.1. Short Range Order4.2. Thermal Density Fluctuation5. Small Angle Scattering5.1. Model Structures Studied by Small Angle Scattering5.2. Dilute Particulate System5.3. Non-particulate Two-phase system5.4. Fractal Objects5.5. Periodic System5.6. Slit Collimation and Desmearing6. Polymer Blends, Block Copolymers, and Deuterium Labeling6.1. Polymer Blends6.2. Block Copolymers6.3. Deuterium Labeling7. Methods of Study for Surfaces and Interfaces7.1. Introduction7.2. Reflectivity7.3. Approximate Method7.4. Examples of Experimental Studies8. Inelastic Neutron Scattering8.1. Theory of Inelastic Scattering8.2. Simple Models of Motions8.3. Spectrometers8.4. Examples of Experimental StudiesAppendix A. Refresher on Complex NumbersAppendix B. Fourier TransformAppendix C. Reciprocal LatticeAppendix D. Constants and Conversion FactorsGlossary of Symbols

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"This book covers all the essential topics and a host of advanced techniques in X-ray and neutron scattering. Useful both as a textbook and quick-reference." --George Skillas, University of Cincinnati