Neutron and X-ray Spectroscopy

Author(s) Jean-René RegnardErik GeisslerJean-Louis HodeauFrançoise HippertEddy Lelièvre-Berna
Sciences de la matière, Sciences
Recent developments in large research infrastructures (M2,D)


Scientific research involving neutrons or synchrotron radiation is performed in large experimental installations at a few sites around the world. Taking full advantage of such techniques requires a wide range of specialized expertise not found in any university course. Therefore, there is a need for reference books and training courses to introduce young scientists to the underlying principles and methods.

Neutron and X-Ray Spectroscopy delivers an up-to-date account of the principles and practice of inelastic and spectroscopic methods available at neutron and synchrotron sources, including recent developments. The chapters are based on a course of lectures and practicals (the HERCULES course at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) delivered to young scientists who require these methods in their professional careers. Each chapter, written by a leading specialist in the field, introduces the basic concepts of the technique and provides an overview of recent work.

Written for physicists, chemists and materials scientists who wish to acquire a basic understanding of synchrotron radiation and inelastic neutron scattering techniques and to discover the possibilities offered by them. This book will also be invaluable to scientists already working in neighboring fields who seek to extend their knowledge.


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Published on  October 20, 2017
Updated on  January 22, 2021