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Michael G. Huber (Fed)

Huber is a member of the neutron physics group at NIST. His research focuses on neutron diffraction and interferometric techniques in order to provide insights into unresolved questions in fundamental physics. This is mainly accomplished by using perfect-crystal neutron interferometry to perform precision phase measurements on neutron-matter interactions. Being a diverse instrument, perfect-crystal neutron interferometry experiments range from quantum information science, material science, testing postulates of quantum mechanics, and searching for new short-range forces. Huber has worked on increasing the sensitivity, robustness and usability of interferometric methods. This includes the development of a far-field grating based interferometer which has applications in both fundamental and material science. The interferometer facility regularly collaborates with several universities and hosts both domestic and foreign students and post-docs.

Starting as a NIST guest researcher in 2003, Huber began work using single crystal neutron interferometry to measure nuclear scattering data for the improvement of nuclear models and effective field theories. Michael received his Ph.D. in physics from Tulane University in 2009 based on his work at NIST. He was awarded an NRC post-doc before being hired as an NIST staff scientist. Currently, he is the principle for the neutron interferometry program.


Three-Dimensional Neutron Far-Field Tomography of a Bulk Skyrmion Lattice

Melissa Henderson, Benjamin Heacock, Markus Bleuel, David Cory, Colin Heikes, Michael G. Huber, Jeffery Krzywon, Olivier Nahman-Lévesque, Graeme Luke, M Pula, Dusan Sarenac, Kirill Zhernenkov, Dmitry Pushin
Magnetic skyrmions are localized non-collinear spin textures, characterized by an integer topo-logical charge. Their nanometric size and topological protection

Experimental Realization of Neutron Helical Waves

Michael G. Huber, Charles W. Clark, Dmitry Pushin, Connor Kapahi, Lisa DeBeer-Schmitt, David Cory, Huseyin Ekinci, Melissa Henderson, Dusan Sarenac
Methods of preparation and analysis of structured waves of light, electrons, and atoms have been advancing rapidly. Despite the proven power of neutrons for

Pendellosung Interferometry Probes the Neutron Charge Radius, Lattice Dynamics, and Fifth Forces

Benjamin J. Heacock, Robert W. Haun, Michael G. Huber, Albert Henins, Robert C. Valdillez, Takuhiro Fujiie, Katsuya Hirota, Masaaki Kitaguchi, Hirohiko Shimizu, Takuya Hosobata, Masahiro Takeda, Yutaka Yamagata
Structure factors describe how incident radiation is scattered from materials such as silicon and germanium and characterize the physical interaction between
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022