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Neutron and X-ray Spectroscopy

  • Françoise Hippert
  • Erik Geissler
  • Jean Louis Hodeau
  • Eddy Lelièvre-Berna
  • Jean-René Regnard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. X-ray Spectroscopy

  3. Neutron Spectroscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. R. Scherm, B. Fåk
      Pages 361-381
    3. R. Currat
      Pages 383-425
    4. R. Cywinski
      Pages 427-456
    5. R. Eccleston
      Pages 457-482
    6. B. Frick
      Pages 483-527
    7. M. R. Johnson, G. J. Kearley, H. P. Trommsdorff
      Pages 529-556
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 557-566

About this book


Neutron and X-Ray Spectroscopy delivers an up-to-date account of the principles and practice of inelastic and spectroscopic methods available at neutron and synchrotron sources, including recent developments. The chapters are based on a course of lectures and practicals (the HERCULES course) delivered to young scientists who require these methods in their professional careers. Each chapter, written by a leading specialist in the field, introduces the basic concepts of the technique and provides an overview of recent work. This volume, which focuses on spectroscopic techniques in synchrotron radiation and inelastic neutron scattering, will be a primary source of information for physicists, chemists and materials scientists who wish to acquire a basic understanding of these techniques and to discover the possibilities offered by them. Emphasizing the complementarity of the neutron and X-ray methods, this tutorial will also be invaluable to scientists already working in neighboring fields who seek to extend their knowledge.


Absorption spectroscopy Emission spectroscopy Inelastic neutron scattering KLTcatalog Neutrons PEEM X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Françoise Hippert
    • 1
  • Erik Geissler
    • 2
  • Jean Louis Hodeau
    • 3
  • Eddy Lelièvre-Berna
    • 4
  • Jean-René Regnard
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut National PhysiqueSt. Martin d’HèresFrance
  2. 2.Université J. Fourier de GrenobleSt. Martin d’HèresFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire de CristallographieCNRSGrenobleFrance
  4. 4.Institut Laue LangevinGrenobleFrance

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

"The text outlines the basic science behind each method, giving the new user a good introduction to the area. … Overall, this text is a useful addition covering the theory and application of neutron and X-ray spectroscopy to a wide range of scientific areas. It is clearly written … . It will prove valuable for PhD and postdoctoral students. Each chapter is well referenced to current literature and gives the reader ample opportunity to expand on the introductions given in the book." (Dr. Stephen Skinner, Materials World, January, 2008)