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High-Resolution Neutron Spectroscopy using Backscattering and Neutron Spin-Echo Spectrometers in Soft and Hard Condensed Matter

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Author(s)

Jason S. Gardner, Georg Ehlers, Antonio Faraone, Victoria Garcia Sakai

Abstract

This article reviews the current state of the art high-resolution quasi-elastic neutron spectrometers. There are two types of instruments that are best suited for performing high-resolution spectroscopy: Spin-echo spectrometers and backscattering spectrometers. The history of the development of these experimental techniques goes back more than 40 years, and by now many neutron scattering facilities operate mature spectrometers of either class. The science that can be addressed with these instruments is diverse, ranging from soft matter (polymers, gels, microemulsions) to biophysics (membranes, protein and hydration water), from frustrated magnetism to molecules trapped in confinement. We present an overview of the instrument suites with a short technical description and some specific examples from the recently published literature.
Citation
Nature Reviews Physics
Volume
2

Citation

Gardner, J. , Ehlers, G. , Faraone, A. and Garcia Sakai, V. (2020), High-Resolution Neutron Spectroscopy using Backscattering and Neutron Spin-Echo Spectrometers in Soft and Hard Condensed Matter, Nature Reviews Physics, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=927749 (Accessed May 21, 2024)

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Created January 31, 2020, Updated October 12, 2021