Small Angle Neutron Scattering by Polymer Solutions

  • B. Farnoux
  • G. Jannink
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 73)


The small angle scattering (close to the incident direction1) reveals correlations at large distances inside the sample, as typically exhibited in polymer solutions. Earlier, small angle scattering experiments on dilute solutions using electromagnetic radiations were performed for the purpose of polymer characterization.2 Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) is an experimental technique introduced about ten years ago for observing polymer conformations in all concentration ranges from dilute solution to the melt.3–6


Form Factor Polymer Solution Scattered Intensity Scatter Cross Section Scattering Cross Section 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Farnoux
    • 1
  • G. Jannink
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Léon BrillouinCEN-SACLAYGif sur YvetteFrance

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