Neutron optics requirements for neutron imaging techniques

E Lehmann, M Morgano, S Peetermans
2014 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
The utilization of X-rays for material research is common in many respects since their discovery at the end of the 19 th century. New sources as electron synchrotrons or free-electron lasers push the methodology and the application ranges further. A similar approach started 50 years later with neutrons when sources with reasonable high intensity became available. Today, there are many similarities and complementarities visible between X-ray and neutron studies and the involved techniques.
more » ... ore, it is worth to compare and to adapt from the advanced X-ray techniques and to translate it into the neutron world. Despite of the lack of neutron intensities compared to the most brilliant X-ray beams, the specific properties of neutrons (contrast, spin, magnetic moment, penetration power) are utilized and they will further play an important role in non-invasive studies on the micro-and macro scale. This paper wants to encourage to "look over the fence" into activities of the X-ray community as currently running in the COST action MP-1203.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/528/1/012028 fatcat:ykxyg4jauzeorfr6mr3hqmcovu