Neutron Scattering and Other Nuclear Techniques for Hydrogen in Materials

  • Helmut Fritzsche
  • Jacques Huot
  • Daniel Fruchart

Part of the Neutron Scattering Applications and Techniques book series (NEUSCATT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jacques Huot, Daniel Banks, Helmut Fritzsche
    Pages 1-5
  3. Bjørn C. Hauback, Henrik Mauroy
    Pages 7-29
  4. Jacques Huot, Radovan Černý
    Pages 31-89
  5. Magnus H. Sørby
    Pages 91-113
  6. Helmut Fritzsche, Frank Klose, Christine Rehm, Zin Tun, Max Wolff, Björgvin Hjörvarsson
    Pages 115-158
  7. Sabrina Sartori, Kenneth D. Knudsen
    Pages 159-191
  8. Axel Griesche, Mirco Große, Burkhard Schillinger
    Pages 193-225
  9. Michael A. Gharghouri
    Pages 227-244
  10. D. Keith Ross, Daniel L. Roach
    Pages 245-276
  11. Pascal Berger, Caroline Raepsaet, Hicham Khodja
    Pages 277-314
  12. Hans-Werner Becker, Detlef Rogalla
    Pages 315-336
  13. Alexander V. Skripov, Marina G. Shelyapina
    Pages 337-376
  14. Kouji Sakaki
    Pages 377-402
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 403-413

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of the main nuclear characterization techniques used to study hydrogen absorption and desorption in materials. The various techniques (neutron scattering, nuclear magnetic resonance, ion-beams, positron annihilation spectroscopy) are explained in detail, and a variety of examples of recent research projects are given to show the unique advantage of these techniques to study hydrogen in materials. Most of these nuclear techniques require very specialized instrumentation, and there are only a handful of these instruments available worldwide. Therefore, the aim of this book is to reach out to a readership with a very diverse background in the physical sciences and engineering and a broad range of hydrogen-related research interests. The same technique can be used by researchers interested in the improvement of the performance of hydrogen storage materials and by those focused on hydrogen ingress causing embrittlement of metals. The emphasis of this book is to provide tutorial material on how to use nuclear characterization techniques for the investigation of hydrogen in materials – information that cannot readily be found in conference and regular research papers.

• Provides a comprehensive overview of nuclear techniques used for hydrogen-related research
• Explains all nuclear techniques in detail for the non-expert
• Covers the whole range of hydrogen-related research
• Features chapters written by world-renowned experts in nuclear technique and hydrogen-related research     


Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis Hydrogen Ingress Hydrogen Storage Hydrogen and Embrittlement of Metals Ion Beams Muon Spin Rotation Spectroscopy NMR Neutron Diffraction Neutron Radiography Neutron Reflectometry Neutron Scattering Nuclear Characterization Technique Nuclear Characterization Techniques Hydrogen Nuclear Characterization Techniques Hydrogen Ingress Nuclear Characterization Techniques Hydrogen Storage Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Nuclear Reaction Analysis Perturbed Angular Correlation Spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Helmut Fritzsche
    • 1
  • Jacques Huot
    • 2
  • Daniel Fruchart
    • 3
  1. 1.Canadian Nuclear LaboratoriesNeutron Scattering BranchChalk RiverCanada
  2. 2.Hydrogen Research InstituteUniversité du Quebec a Trois-RivieresTrois-RivièresCanada
  3. 3.Institut NéelGrenobleFrance

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