The scattering of spin polarized neutron beams is the most sensitive experimental technique for studying the distribution and dynamics of the magnetism in solids at the atomic level. Several new methods have emerged during the past 10-15 years, and polarized neutrons are now also being used, eg, to investigate nuclear magnetism, surface magnetism and, through neutron spin echo spectroscopy, diffusive and spin relaxation processes over time scales of 10 to the power of -9 and 10 to the power of -12 seconds. This book provides the experimental condensed matter researcher with a description of the variety of material characteristics which can now be investigated with polarized neutrons. There are now two extensive chapters on basic theory and currently available instrumentation, and this is followed by a presentation and discussion of scientific results obtained from a wide range of experiments: diffraction, critical reflection, elastic and inelastic polarization analysis, and neutron spin precession methods like spin echo spectroscopy.
'Polarised neutrons will certainly be welcomed as a reference text by all those who practise the technique. I would recommend that all current and potential neutron scatterers, be they biologists, chemists, engineers or physicists, take some time to study the book.' Physics World
`...all in all a very useful book for those who conduct experiments with neutrons or who wish to inform themselves about the possibilities of such experiments.'
Introduction; Basic theory; Neutron polarizers and instrumentation; Polarized neutron scattering; Neutron polarization analysis experiments; Processing neutron polarization.
Series: Oxford Series on Neutron Scattering in Condensed Matter
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 16th June 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.3
Weight (kg): 0.68