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