The strange history of polarised neutrons in Australia

T. J. Hicks

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Abstract

The history of polarised neutrons in Australia is unusual firstly because of the particular access that individuals in universities had to the facilities at the reactor site and because this resulted in the experiments being done almost all being with polarisation analysis. Two instruments were initially available. One was a conventional instrument albeit with a tilting counter. The other was a primitive polarisation analysis instrument purpose built for diffuse scattering. This latter instrument evolved over more than thirty years and produced results ranging from the separation of magnetic and nuclear diffuse scattering, for which it was conceived, to the isolation of magnetic features in inelastic spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Number of pages11
Volume711
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2016
EventInternational Workshop on Polarised Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations (PNCMI) 2014 - University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 15 Sep 201419 Sep 2014
Conference number: 10
http://www.ansto.gov.au/Events/PNCMI2014/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Workshop on Polarised Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations (PNCMI) 2014
Abbreviated titlePNCMI 2014
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period15/09/1419/09/14
Internet address

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Hicks, T. J. (2016). The strange history of polarised neutrons in Australia. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (1 ed., Vol. 711). [012001] https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/711/1/012001