Chapter 3.6 Specimens for neutron diffraction

Mathematical, physical and chemical tables

First Online Edition (2006)

Part 3. Preparation and examination of specimens

  1. B. T. M. Willis

Published Online: 1 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000590

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

Willis, B. T. M. 2006. Specimens for neutron diffraction. International Tables for Crystallography. C:3:3.6:177–184.

Author Information

  1. Chemical Crystallography Laboratory, University of Oxford, 9 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2006


The size and shape of single crystals and polycrystalline samples for diffraction studies are described. The maximum size is determined by the absorption cross section of the sample, and the minimum size by the available neutron flux.


  • preparation of specimens