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J. Imaging 2018, 4(1), 23;

Imaging with Polarized Neutrons

Institute of Applied Materials, Helmholtz-Zentrum-Berlin, 14109 Berlin, Germany
Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaften und –technologien, 10623 Berlin, Germany
Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging (LNS), Paul-Scherrer-Institute, 5232 Villigen, Switzerland
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
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Received: 1 November 2017 / Revised: 29 December 2017 / Accepted: 11 January 2018 / Published: 16 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Neutron Imaging)
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Owing to their zero charge, neutrons are able to pass through thick layers of matter (typically several centimeters) while being sensitive to magnetic fields due to their intrinsic magnetic moment. Therefore, in addition to the conventional attenuation contrast image, the magnetic field inside and around a sample can be visualized by detecting changes of polarization in a transmitted beam. The method is based on the spatially resolved measurement of the cumulative precession angles of a collimated, polarized, monochromatic neutron beam that traverses a magnetic field or sample. View Full-Text
Keywords: neutron imaging; polarized neutrons; flux pinning; magnetic field neutron imaging; polarized neutrons; flux pinning; magnetic field

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