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Neutron Scattering with a Triple-Axis Spectrometer
Basic Techniques

  • Date Published: May 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521025898
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  • Neutron scattering is an extremely powerful tool in the study of elemental excitations in condensed matter. This book provides a practical guide to basic techniques using a triple-axis spectrometer. Introductory chapters summarize useful scattering formulas and describe the components of a spectrometer, followed by a comprehensive discussion of the resolution function and focusing effects. Later sections include simple examples of phonon and magnon measurements, and an analysis of spurious effects in both inelastic and elastic measurements, and how to avoid them. Finally, polarization analysis techniques and their applications are covered. This guide will allow graduate students and experienced researchers new to neutron scattering to make the most efficient use of their experimental time.

    • A reference work on techniques widely used by physicists, chemists and materials scientists
    • Includes the concentrated experience of 30 years of using neutron diffraction by three authors from one of the world's most highly regarded laboratories
    • Comprehensive description of the resolution function and focusing effects, and of spurious effects and how to avoid them
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    'Without a doubt this is a splendid text for aspiring experimenters and experts alike and seems certain to remain so for decades to come.' Comtemporary Physics

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    07th Apr 2015 by Mazhen92

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521025898
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 243 x 169 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.457kg
    • contains: 125 b/w illus. 18 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Scattering formulas
    3. Elements of a three-axis instrument
    4. Inelastic scattering and the resolution function
    5. Phonons and magnons
    6. Spurious peaks
    7. Bragg diffraction
    8. Polarized neutrons

  • Authors

    Gen Shirane, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York
    Gen Shirane received his doctorate in physics from the University of Tokyo in 1954. He has used neutron scattering extensively in studies of magnetism, ferroelectricity, lattice dynamics, and phase transitions.

    Stephen M. Shapiro, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York
    Stephen Shapiro obtained his PhD in physics from The Johns Hopkins University in 1969. He is particularly interested in applying neutron and x-ray scattering techniques to study structural and magnetic phase transitions in condensed matter systems.

    John M. Tranquada, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York
    John Tranquada received his PhD in physics from the University of Washington (Seattle) in 1983. His work focuses on experimental studies of correlated electron systems, especially high-temperature superconductors and transition-metal oxides using neutron scattering and other techniques.

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