Neutrons in Soft Matter

Neutrons in Soft Matter

Editor(s): Toyoko Imae, Toshiji Kanaya, Michihiro Furusaka, Naoya Torikai

Published Online: 11 MAY 2011 08:08AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470402528

Online ISBN: 9780470933886

DOI: 10.1002/9780470933886

About this Book

Neutron and synchrotron facilities, which are beyond the scale of the laboratory, and supported on a national level in countries throughout the world.  These tools for probing micro- and nano-structure research and on fast dynamics research of atomic location in materials have been key in the development of new polymer-based materials. Different from several existing professional books on neutron science, this book focuses on theory, instrumentation, an applications.

The book is divided into five parts:

Part 1 describes the underlying theory of neutron scattering.

Part 2 describes the various instruments that exist and the various techniques used to achieve neutron scattering or bombardment.

Part 3 discusses data treatment and simulation methods as well as how to assess the environment of the sample (temperature, pressure, shear, and external fields).

Part 4 addresses the myriad applications of small and large molecules, biomolecules, and gels.

Part 5 describes the various global neutron sources that exist and provides an overview of the different reactors.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Neutron Scattering

  2. Part II: Instrumentation - Small-Angle Neutron Scattering

  3. Part II: Instrumentation

  4. Part II: Instrumentation - Quasielastic and Inelastic Neutron Scattering

  5. Part III: Data Treatment and Sample Environment

  6. Part IV: Applications

  7. Part V: Current Facilities

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