Neutron and X-ray Optics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124071597
  • ISBN-13: 9780124071599
  • DDC: 539.7213
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1124 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Covering a wide range of topics related to neutron and x-ray optics, this book explores the aspects of neutron and x-ray optics and their associated background and applications in a manner accessible to both lower-level students while retaining the detail necessary to advanced students and researchers. It is a self-contained book with detailed mathematical derivations, background, and physical concepts presented in a linear fashion. A wide variety of sources were consulted and condensed to provide detailed derivations and coverage of the topics of neutron and x-ray optics as well as the background material needed to understand the physical and mathematical reasoning directly related or indirectly related to the theory and practice of neutron and x-ray optics. The book is written in a clear and detailed manner, making it easy to follow for a range of readers from undergraduate and graduate science, engineering, and medicine. It will prove beneficial as a standalone reference or as a complement to textbooks. Supplies a historical context of covered topics. Detailed presentation makes information easy to understand for researchers within or outside the field. Incorporates reviews of all relevant literature in one convenient resource.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Halftitle Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Neutron Refractive Index in Materials and Fields.
3: Magnetic Neutron Scatter from Magnetic Materials.
4: LS Coupling Basis for Magnetic Neutron Scatter.
5: LS-Coupled, Localized Electron, Magnetic Scatter of Neutrons.
6: Magnetic Scatter of Neutrons in Paramagnetic Materials.
7: Neutron Scatter in Ferromagnetic, Antiferromagnetic, and Helical Magnetic Materials.
8: Coherent, Inelastic, Magnetic Neutron Scatter, Spin Waves, and Magnons.
9: Coherent, Elastic Scatter of Neutrons by Atomic Electric Field.
10: Diffractive X-ray and Neutron Optics.
11: Kirchhoff Equation Solution for CRL, Pinhole, and Phase Contrast Imaging.
12: Electromagnetic Fields of Moving Charges, Electric and Magnetic Dipoles.
13: Special Relativity, Electrodynamics, Least Action, and Hamiltonians.
14: The Klein—Gordon and Dirac Equations.
15: Neutron and X-ray Optics in General Relativity and Cosmology.
16: Radiation Imaging Systems and Performance.
17: Neutron and Charged Particle Magnetic Optics.