Open Access
Collection SFN
Volume 7, 2007
Neutrons Polarisés
Page(s) 173 - 197
Publié en ligne 31 mai 2007
Collection SFN 7 (2007) 173-197
DOI: 10.1140/sfn:2007022

Disordered materials studied using neutron polarization analysis

J. Ross Stewart

Institut Laue-Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, 38042 Grenoble, France

(Published online: 31 May 2007)

The technique of longitudinal polarization analysis on a multi-detector ("xyz"- polarization analysis) is presented. This technique allows the simultaneous and unambiguous determination of the nuclear, magnetic and nuclear spin-incoherent scattering functions as a function of both momentum and energy transfer. Several examples of neutron polarization analysis studies of disordered systems are given, illustrating the valuable information which can be retrieved from the analysis of neutron scattering between the Bragg peaks.

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