Neutrons in Biology

  • Benno P. Schoenborn
  • Robert B. Knott

Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 64)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Neutrons in Biology: A Perspective

    1. R. B. Knott, B. P. Schoenborn
      Pages 1-15
  3. Plenary Lecture

    1. G. E. Bacon
      Pages 17-27
  4. Neutron Sources

  5. Neutron Instrumentations

  6. Small Angle Scattering

    1. Vito Graziano, Sue Ellen Gerchman, Dieter K. Schneider, Venki Ramakrishnan
      Pages 127-136
    2. Glenn Allen Olah, Jill Trewhella
      Pages 137-147
    3. D. I. Svergun, M. H. J. Koch, J. Skov Pedersen, I. N. Serdyuk
      Pages 149-174
    4. Rex P. Hjelm, P. Thiyagarajan, A. Hoffman, C. Schteingart, Hayat Alkan-Onyuksel
      Pages 175-190
  7. Membrane Structures and Dynamics

    1. J. P. Bradshaw, K. C. Duff, P. J. Gilchrist, A. M. Saxena
      Pages 191-202
    2. S. H. White, M. C. Wiener
      Pages 203-204
    3. S. Krueger, B. W. Koenig, W. J. Orts, N. F. Berk, C. F. Majkrzak, K. Gawrisch
      Pages 205-213
    4. D. L. Worcester, K. Hamacher, H. Kaiser, R. Kulasekere, J. Torbet
      Pages 215-226
  8. Protein Structures

    1. Robert S. McDowell, Anthony A. Kossiakoff
      Pages 273-287
    2. Wei Gu, Angel E. Garcia, Benno P. Schoenborn
      Pages 289-298
    3. A. E. García, G. Hummer, D. M. Soumpasis
      Pages 299-308
    4. F. Shu, V. Ramakrishnan, B. P. Schoenborn
      Pages 309-323
    5. B. V. Daniels, B. P. Schoenborn, Z. R. Korszun
      Pages 325-331
  9. Fiber Diffraction

    1. W. Fuller, V. T. Forsyth, A. Mahendrasingam, P. Langan, W. J. Pigram, S. A. Mason et al.
      Pages 345-358
    2. V. T. Forsyth, P. Langan, M. A. Whalley, A. Mahendrasingam, C. C. Wilson, U. Giesen et al.
      Pages 359-367
  10. New Analysis and Experimental Techniques

    1. Satoru Fujiwara, Robert A. Mendelson
      Pages 385-395
    2. Heinrich B. Stuhrmann, Knud H. Nierhaus
      Pages 397-413
    3. F. Cipriani, J. C. Castagna, C. Wilkinson, M. S. Lehmann, G. Büldt
      Pages 423-431
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 445-452

About this book


This compendium presents some of the major applications of neutron scattering techniques to problems in biology. It is a record of the papers presented at the Neutrons in Biology Conference, the third in an occasional series held to highlight progress in the field and to provide a focus for future direction. The strength ofthe neutron scattering technique remains principally in the manipula­ tion of scattering density through hydrogen and deuterium atoms. The development ofad­ vanced detectors, innovative instrument and beamline components, and sophisticated data acquisition systems through the 1970s and early 1980s provided a sound foundation for the technique. With continued development, some of the exotic and expensive equipment has become affordable by the medium-sized facilities, thereby broadening the user base considerably. Despite problems with the major neutron sources in the late 1980s and early 1990s, some spectacular results have been achieved. Whilst the high and medium flux beam reac­ tors will continue to make a major impact in the field, the results from the first experi­ ments, and the planned developments on spallation neutron sources, clearly indicate that the technique has enormous potential.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Benno P. Schoenborn
    • 1
  • Robert B. Knott
    • 2
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  2. 2.Australian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationMenaiAustralia

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