On the Application of Zeeman Spatial Beam Splitting in Polarized Neutron Reflectometry

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Zeeman spatial neutron beam splitting is considered upon reflection from a homogeneous magnetic film placed in an external magnetic field applied at an angle to the surface of a sample. Two ways of applying the Zeeman beam-splitting phenomenon in polarized neutron reflectometry are discussed. One of them is the construction of polarizing devices with a high polarization efficiency. The other is investigations of magnetically noncollinear films at a low spin-flip probability of reflected neutrons. The experimental results are presented for illustration.

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polarized neutrons reflectometry Zeeman spatial beam splitting polarization efficiency magnetic films 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Kozhevnikov
    • 1
  • V. K. Ignatovich
    • 1
  • F. Radu
    • 2
  1. 1.Frank Laboratory of Neutron PhysicsJoint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  2. 2.Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fot Materials and EnergyBerlinGermany

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