Neutron and X-ray Optics


  • Jay Theodore Cremer, Jr., Chief Scientist, Adelphi Technology, Inc.

Covering a wide range of topics related to neutron and x-ray optics, this book explores the aspects of neutron and x-ray optics and their associated background and applications in a manner accessible to both lower-level students while retaining the detail necessary to advanced students and researchers. It is a self-contained book with detailed mathematical derivations, background, and physical concepts presented in a linear fashion. A wide variety of sources were consulted and condensed to provide detailed derivations and coverage of the topics of neutron and x-ray optics as well as the background material needed to understand the physical and mathematical reasoning directly related or indirectly related to the theory and practice of neutron and x-ray optics. The book is written in a clear and detailed manner, making it easy to follow for a range of readers from undergraduate and graduate science, engineering, and medicine. It will prove beneficial as a standalone reference or as a complement to textbooks.
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Advanced students and researchers in x-ray, gamma, and neutron sciences as well as in general physics and astronomy, bioengineering, and biophysics.


Book information

  • Published: February 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-407164-3


"Among his topics are neutron refractive index in materials and fields, the magnetic scatter of neutrons in paramagnetic materials, diffractive X-ray and neutron optics, neutron and X-ray optics in general relativity and cosmology, and neutron and charged particle magnetic optics."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Neutron Refractive Index in Materials and Fields    
Chapter 2: Magnetic Neutron Scatter from Magnetic Materials
Chapter 3 : LS Coupling Basis for Magnetic Neutron Scatter  
Chapter 4: LS Coupled, Localized Electron Magnetic Scatter of Neutrons  
Chapter 5: Magnetic Scatter of Neutrons in Paramagnetic Materials
Chapter 6: Neutron Scatter in Ferromagnetic, Anti-ferromagnetic, and Helical Magnetic Materials
Chapter 7: Coherent, Inelastic, Magnetic Neutron Scatter, Spin Waves, and Magnons  
Chapter 8: Coherent, Elastic Scatter of Neutrons by Atomic Electric Field  
Chapter 9: Diffractive X-ray and Neutron Optics    
Chapter 10: Kirchoff Equation Solution for CRL, Pinhole, Phase Contrast Imaging
Chapter 11: Electromagnetic Fields of Moving Charges, Electric and Magnetic Dipoles
Chapter 12: Special Relativity, Electrodynamics, Least Action, and Hamiltonians
Chapter 13: The Klein-Gordon and Dirac Equations
Chapter 14: Special and General Relativity - History and Relation to Neutron and X-ray Optics
Chapter 15: Radiation Imaging Systems and Performance
Chapter 16: Neutron and Charged Particle Magnetic Optics