Einführung in die Röntgen- und Neutronenstreuung I



Time and place:

müdliche (30 min) oder schriftliche (90 min) Prüfung

  • Tue 12:00-14:00, Room SR Staudtstr. 3

Fields of study

  • WF Ph-MA from SEM 1
  • WF PhM-MA from SEM 1
  • WF ILS-MA from SEM 1
  • WF NT-MA from SEM 1

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Introduction to X-ray and neutron scattering




- Introduction to the basics of X-ray, light, and neutron scattering
- mode of operation of different neutron instruments for elastic scattering
- realization of components of neutron scattering instruments
- kinematic theory of X-ray and neutron beam interferences
- the lattice factor: particle size determination, strain analysis by neutron diffraction
- the structure factor: single crystal structure analysis, experimental determination of the structure factor, the phase problem and its solution
- implications for dynamic scattering theory
- small angle scattering: diffuse small angle scattering, complex interferences in the small angle regime, contrast variation
- introduction to the theory of inelastic scattering
- mode of operation of neutron spectrometers
- applications: phonons, molecular diffusion, intra-molecular motions


- G. L. Squires, Introduction to the Theory of Thermal Neutron Scattering, Cambridge University Press / Dover Publications, 1978 / 1996. ISBN 0-486-69447-X - Max von Laue, Röntgenstrahlinterferenzen, Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main, 3rd edition, 1960 - P. Luger, Modern X-Ray Analysis on Single Crystals, de Gruyter 1980, ISBN 3-110-068303-7 - O. Kratky, O. Glatter, Small Angle X-Ray Scattering, Academic Press, London, 1982, ISBN 0-12-286280-5 - A. Messiah, Quantenmechanik, volume 1, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 1st edition, 1976, ISBN 3-11-003686-X - F. Hippert, E. Geissler, J.L. Hodeau, E. Lelievre-Berna, J.-R. Regnard (Eds.), Neutron and X-ray Spectroscopy, Springer 2006, ISBN-10 1-4020-3336-2

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