Neutron Scattering and Spectroscopy
Neutron scattering and spectroscopy are among the pre-eminent tools for studying the structure and dynamics of matter at the atomic and molecular scale.
The MIT-NRL diffractometer consists of beam conditioning equipment, a sample rotation stage, detector assembly and computerized control and data acquisition systems. It allows for a collimated variable-energy beam of neutrons to illuminate a sample from any orientation. The scattered beam is then detected and analyzed. Our research emphasizes development of novel focusing, polarization, and imaging methodologies.
Neutron scattering utilizing the MITR-II supports:
- Education and training for graduate and undergraduate students in basic concepts of neutron scattering;
- Enhanced production of new materials and single crystals by allowing rapid evaluation by neutron scattering;
- Development of novel neutron optics components;
- Conceptual development of a new imaging instrument.
For additional information, contact Boris Khaykovich.