Nuclear Physics


, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 313-328

First online:

Thermal neutron polarisation

  • N S Satya MurthyAffiliated withNuclear Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
  • , L Madhav RaoAffiliated withNuclear Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

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The basic principle for the production of polarised thermal neutrons is discussed and the choice of various crystal monochromators surveyed. Brief mention of broad-spectrum polarisers is made. The application of polarised neutrons to the study of magnetisation density distributions in magnetic crystals, the dynamic concept of polarisation, principle and use of polarisation analysis, the neutron spin-echo technique are discussed.


Thermal neutrons polarisation polarised beam multilayer structures neutron polarisation radio frequency spin flipper Mezei spin flipper beam diffractometer spin-echo spectrometry