Modules

Sl.No | Chapter Name | Assignments |
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1 | Assignment 1: Basics of Neutron Scattering | Download |

2 | Assignment 2: Basics of Neutron Scattering | Download |

3 | Assignment 3: Inelastic | Download |

4 | Assignment 4: Neutron Reflectivity | Download |

5 | Assignment 5: SANS | Download |

6 | Assignment 6: Magnetic Neutron Scattering | Download |

Sr.No | Chapter Name | Keywords |
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1 |
Lecture 1: Properties of neutron and its utilization for condensed matter |
Nuclear Reactors,Thermal Neutron, Spallation Neutron Source, Neutron Scattering Length. |

2 |
Lecture 2: Neutron Sources, Neutron transport, beam lines |
Fermi Pseudo-potential, Fermi Golden Rule, Coherent Scattering Cross-section, Incoherent Scattering Cross-section. |

3 |
Lecture 3: Neutron Sources, Neutron transport, beam lines |
Coherent and Incoherent Scattering Cross-section, X-Ray Diffraction, Structure Factor, Form Factor. |

4 |
Lecture 4: Basics of neutron scattering under Born Approximation, Correlation function, Scattering Law |
Laue Pattern, Debye Waller Factor, Magnetic Neutron Diffraction, Master Formula for Scattering |

5 |
Lecture 5: Basics of neutron scattering under Born Approximation, Correlation function, Scattering Law |
Correlation function, Diffraction, Rietveldt analysis |

6 |
Lecture 6: Basics of neutron scattering under Born Approximation, Correlation function, Scattering Law |
Greens function, Scattering law,Small Angle Neutron Scattering |

7 |
Lecture 7: Basics of neutron scattering under Born Approximation, Correlation function, Scattering Law |
Neutron beam tubes, Neutron guide tubes, neutron instruments, Length scales, Inelastic scattering |

8 |
Lecture 8: Basics of neutron scattering under Born Approximation, Correlation function, Scattering Law |
Liquid and amorphous systems, Small Angle Neutron Scattering, Polarized Neutron Reflectometer, Cold neutron source, hot neutron source |

9 |
Lecture 9: Tutorial |
Tutorial: discussion on assignment 1 |

10 |
Lecture 10: Neutron Spectrometers and Neutron Detectors |
Triple axis spectrometer, inelastic neutron scattering, Quasi elastic neutron scattering |

11 |
Lecture 11: Neutron Spectrometers and Neutron Detectors |
Pulsed neutron source, Time-of-flight, neutron detector, monitor detector, neutron detector |

12 |
Lecture 12: Tutorial |
Sample environment, Breit-Wigner formula, optical theorem, optical theorem |

13 |
Lecture 13: Introduction to Detectors |
Neutron Detectors, X-ray detectors, One dimensional position sensitive detectors, Area detectors |

14 |
Lecture 14: Introduction to Magnetic Neutron Scattering |
Magnetic neutron scattering, Hund’s rule, Brillouin function, Magnetic phase transition, Super exchange, RKKY interaction, Spin Glass, Spintronics |

15 |
Lecture 15: Differential cross-section for magnetic neutron scattering in dipole approximation, Magnetic form fa |
Magnetic domain, Ferromagnet, Ferrimagnet, Antiferromagnet, Bragg diffraction, Spin Polarization, Magnetic scattering length |

16 |
Lecture 16: Determination of magnetic structures by neutron diffraction-I |
Magnetic form factor, Nuclear magneton, Bohr magneton, Rietveld analysis, x-ray magnetic scattering, FullProf analysis |

17 |
Lecture 17: Determination of magnetic structures by neutron diffraction-II |
Reciprocal lattice, Ewald construction, Rietveld refinement, Bragg’s law, Magnetic scattering length |

18 |
Lecture 18: Elastic and Inelastic Magnetic Neutron Scattering |
Coherent magnetic scattering, Antiferromagnetic order, magnetic propagation vector |

19 |
Lecture 19: Tutorial |
Neutron diffraction, FullProf Suite, Rietveld analysis, Commensurate structure, Wyckoff Positions |

20 |
Lecture 20: Polarized Neutron |
Magnetic neutron diffraction,Gaussian function, Lorentzian function, Pseudo Voigt fnction, Irreducible representation, Shubnikov groups |

21 |
Lecture 21: Neutron Depolarization in Magnetic Materials |
Space group, Reciprocal lattice, Neutron depolarization, Simulated annealing |

22 |
Lecture 22: Fluctuation Dissipation Theorem and Dynamic correlation function |
Magnetic structure, site average moment, Basis vector, Symmetry operation |

23 |
Lecture 23: Neutron scattering from spin waves |
Magnetic structure, Simulated annealing, Neutron Polarization, Flipping ratio |

24 |
Lecture 24: Tutorial |
Summary of module, Neutron spectrometers, Spin-flip, Polarizing moochromators, Magnetic domain |

25 |
Lecture 25: Vibrational spectroscopy using Inelastic Neutron Scattering (INS) Lattice dynamics theory |
Inelastic neutron scattering, Quasi-elastic neutron scattering, Phonons, Phonon dispersion relation, Dynamical structure factor, Phonon density of states, Triple axis spectrometer Time-of-Flight spectrometer |

26 |
Lecture 26: Inelastic and Quasi-elastic Neutron Scattering |
Inelastic and Quasi-elastic neutron scattering, Phonons, Diffusion, Triple-axis-spectrometer, Spin-echo spectrometer |

27 |
Lecture 27: Inelastic and Quasi-elastic Neutron Scattering |
Inelastic and Quasieleastic, Periodic dynamics, Stochastic dynamics, Lattice dynamics, Phonons, Harmonic approximation, Adiabatic approximation, Density Functional theory, Phonon Density of states |

28 |
Lecture 28: Inelastic and Quasi-elastic Neutron Scattering |
Phonon Dispersion relation, Dynamical structure factor, Acoustic mode, Optic mode, Phonon population |

29 |
Lecture 29: Tutorial on INS |
Summary of the module and Tutorial |

30 |
Lecture 30: Stochastic dynamics using Quasi-elastic neutron scattering (QENS) Molecular dynamics simulation |
Translational diffusion, Rotational diffusion, Quasi-elastic scattering, Lorentzian distribution, Self correlation, Distinct correlation, Activation energy, Collective dynamics |

31 |
Lecture 31: Stochastic dynamics using Quasi-elastic neutron scattering (QENS) Molecular dynamics simulation |
Phonons, Crystal alignment, Lattice dynamics, problem session |

32 |
Lecture 32: Stochastic dynamics using Quasi-elastic neutron scattering (QENS) Molecular dynamics simulation |
Quasi-elastic spectrometer, Molecular dynamics simulation, Pair potential, Spallation neutron source, Time-of-Flight spectrometer |

33 |
Lecture 33: Tutorial on QENS |
Kinetic average and Temperature, Arrhenius relation, Problem seaaion |

34 |
Lecture 34: Small-Angle Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Facilities |
Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS), Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS), Contrast variation, Guinier rgion, Fractals, SANS at Dhruva, SWAXS at INDUS II |

35 |
Lecture 35: Contrast Variation in Small-Angle Scattering |
Isotope contrast, Spin contrast, Magnetic contrast, Structure factor, Pair correlation function, Scattering length density, micelles, Anomalous SAXS |

36 |
Lecture 36: Data Analysis Methods |
Data analysis, Guinier analysis, multiple scattering, Data correction and normalization, Neutron velocity selectors, Proteins, Dynamic light scattering |

37 |
Lecture 37: Applications to Soft Matter, Nanomaterials and Biology |
Soft matter, Self assembly, Proteins, Block copolymers, Zeta potential |

38 |
Lecture 38: Tutorial |
Tutorial, Sample handling, Data analysis |

39 |
Lecture 39: Introduction to Neutron and x-ray Reflectometry |
Neutron Reflectometry, Polarized Neutron Reflectometry (PNR), X-ray Reflectometry (XRR), Neutron refractive index, Fresnel reflectivity, multilayers, Interfaces |

40 |
Lecture 40: Reflectometry facility and data analysis |
PNR, Off-specular reflectivity, PNR instrument (Dhruva), Fractal dimension, Hurst parameter, Neutron supermirror, Mezei Flipper, Position Sensitive Detector, Kiessig oscillation, Bragg peak, Debye-Waller like function, Foot-print effect |

41 |
Lecture 41: Investigation of depth dependent magnetic structure using polarized neutron reflectivity |
Data analysis, Genetic algorithm, χ2 minimization, multilayer interface, Biofilms |

42 |
Lecture 42: Investigation of depth dependent magnetic structure using polarized neutron reflectivity |
Exchange bias, Emerging phenomena at interfaces, ISIS neutron source |

43 |
Lecture 43: Tutorial |
Summary of the topic, Tutorial |

Sr.No | Book Name | Author Name |
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1 |
Neutron Diffraction |
G. Bacon (Clarendon, Oxford 1975) |

2 |
Thermal Neutron Scattering |
P.A. Egelstaff (Academic Press) |

3 |
Theory of Thermal Neutron Scattering |
W. Marshall, S.W. Lovesey (Clarendon,Oxford 1971) |

4 |
Thermal Neutron Scattering |
G.L. Squires (Cambridge University Press, 1978) |

5 |
Methods in Experimental Physics, Vol. 23 |
eds. D.L. Price, Kurt Skold (Academic Inc.USA 1987) |

6 |
Neutron scattering in condensed matter |
A. Furrer, J. Mesot, T Strässle (world Scientific) |

7 |
Methods of Experimental Physics |
Ed. D.L. Price and K. Sköld P 99:Neutron Sources J.M. Carpentar and W.B. Yelon (Academic Press) |

8 |
Topics in Current Physics, Vol 6 ‘Neutron Diffraction’ |
H. Dachs (Springer) |

9 |
Structure Analysis by Small-Angle X-Ray and Neutron Scattering |
L.A. Feigin and D.I.Svergun (Plenum Press, New York, 1987) |

10 |
Neutron, X-Ray and Light Scattering |
P. Lindner and T. Zemb (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1991) |

11 |
Neutron Scattering from Polymers |
J.S. Higgins and H. Benoit (Clarendon, Oxford, 1994) |