Chapter 2.8 Neutron diffraction topography

Mathematical, physical and chemical tables

First Online Edition (2006)

Part 2. Diffraction geometry and its practical realization

  1. M. Schlenker1,
  2. J. Baruchel2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000583

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

Schlenker, M. and Baruchel, J. 2006. Neutron diffraction topography. International Tables for Crystallography. C:2:2.8:124–125.

Author Information

  1. 1

    l’Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Laboratoire Louis Néel du CNRS, BP 166, F-38042 Grenoble CEDEX 9, France

  2. 2

    Experiment Division, ESRF, BP 220, F-38043 Grenoble CEDEX, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2006


This chapter discusses the technique of neutron topography. Important differences between neutron and X-ray topography are noted and ways to optimize neutron topographs by using different instrumentation and neutron-beam characteristics are considered. Using neutron topography to investigate heavy crystals, magnetic domains and magnetic phase transitions is described.


  • diffraction topography;
  • magnetic domains