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Neutron scattering: progress and prospects

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Science  10 May 1991:
Vol. 252, Issue 5007, pp. 795-802
DOI: 10.1126/science.2028255

Abstract

Over the last decade the unique properties of neutrons have proven useful in a growing number of scientific disciplines. Neutron scattering, traditionally the probe of choice for many magnetic and spectroscopic studies, is now firmly established as an invaluable complement to x-ray scattering for structural and dynamic studies within many other areas of the material sciences, chemistry, and biology. In recent years the instruments and techniques have matured to the point where they are of increasing relevance to the understanding and design of improved practical, everyday materials.