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Materials 2012, 5(12), 2788-2815; doi:10.3390/ma5122788

Holographic Gratings for Slow-Neutron Optics

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1 Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Vienna, Austria 2 Department of Materials Science and Physics, University of Salzburg, 5020 Salzburg, Austria 3 Department of Engineering Science, University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182, Japan 4 Institut Laue Langevin, Boîte Postale 156, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, France 5 Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia 6 The Center of Excellence for Polymer Materials and Technologies, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia 7 Materials Synthesis Department, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana 1001, Slovenia 8 Laboratory for Neutron Scattering, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen PSI 5232, Switzerland
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Received: 22 August 2012 / Revised: 27 September 2012 / Accepted: 4 December 2012 / Published: 12 December 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Materials for Modern Holographic Applications)
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Recent progress in the development of holographic gratings for neutron-optics applications is reviewed. We summarize the properties of gratings recorded in deuterated (poly)methylmethacrylate, holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystals and nanoparticle-polymer composites revealed by diffraction experiments with slow neutrons. Existing and anticipated neutron-optical instrumentations based on holographic gratings are discussed.
Keywords: holographic gratings; neutron diffraction; neutron optics holographic gratings; neutron diffraction; neutron optics
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Klepp, J.; Pruner, C.; Tomita, Y.; Geltenbort, P.; Drevenšek-Olenik, I.; Gyergyek, S.; Kohlbrecher, J.; Fally, M. Holographic Gratings for Slow-Neutron Optics. Materials 2012, 5, 2788-2815.

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