Observation of neutron standing waves at total reflection of polarized neutrons by precision gamma-spectroscopy

V. L. Aksenov, L. Cser, N. A. Gundorin, Yu V. Nikitenko, Yu P. Popov

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Neutron standing waves in a layered magnetic structure were observed at total reflection by the registration of gamma-radiation from the gadolinium layer using time-of-flight method at a pulsed source of polarized neutrons. Using polarized neutrons, the ratio of gamma counts corresponding to the neutron beam polarization in the direction parallel to the magnetic field and in the opposite direction can be measured separately. The ratio of gamma counts measured at two polarization states of neutrons proves that over the surface of the Fe layer a neutron standing wave is formed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)809-810
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000
Event2nd European Conference on Neutron Scattering (ECNS '99) - Budapest, Hung
Duration: Sep 1 1999Sep 4 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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