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Quantum Beam Sci. 2018, 2(1), 2; https://doi.org/10.3390/qubs2010002

Single Crystal Diffuse Neutron Scattering

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Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
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Neutron Scattering Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
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Received: 30 November 2017 / Revised: 5 January 2018 / Accepted: 8 January 2018 / Published: 11 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Reviews in Quantum Beam Science)
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Abstract

Diffuse neutron scattering has become a valuable tool for investigating local structure in materials ranging from organic molecular crystals containing only light atoms to piezo-ceramics that frequently contain heavy elements. Although neutron sources will never be able to compete with X-rays in terms of the available flux the special properties of neutrons, viz. the ability to explore inelastic scattering events, the fact that scattering lengths do not vary systematically with atomic number and their ability to scatter from magnetic moments, provides strong motivation for developing neutron diffuse scattering methods. In this paper, we compare three different instruments that have been used by us to collect neutron diffuse scattering data. Two of these are on a spallation source and one on a reactor source. View Full-Text
Keywords: single crystal; diffuse scattering; neutrons; spallation source; time-of-flight single crystal; diffuse scattering; neutrons; spallation source; time-of-flight
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