51 Neutron Scattering Facilities
 
This database contains 51 Research Reactors performing Neutron Scaterring distributed over 33 Member States.
Note that this view includes Reactors of the following status:
PLANNED, UNDER CONSTRUCTION, OPERATIONAL, TEMPORARY SHUTDOWN

Neutron scattering technique profits of the neutron neutrality in order to explore material deep structure. While it is still possible to perform some studies using low power level reactors, the use of intermediate and high power level reactors are the most efficient reactors for this application. Many high power level research reactors have been constructed primarily for this application.

The material is irradiated by neutrons, which penetrate into, interact with matter and are deviated from a certain angle with a precise energy, depending on the material structure. For inelastic interaction, a measurement of the neutron velocity change is also performed. These datas are basis for the structure modelisation of the material.


Structure of a Zeolite (ILL, France)
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Relevant publications:

2015: New ENSA Brochure on 'Neutrons for science and technology';  web access

IAEA TECDOC Series No. 1773, "Use of Neutron Beams for Materials Research Relevant to the Nuclear Energy Sector", Vienna (2015).

IAEA Technical Reports Series No. 477, "Development and Applications of Residual Stress Measurements Using Neutron Beams", Vienna (2014).

IAEA TECDOC Series No. 1604, "Neutron Imaging: A Non-Destructive Tool for Materials Testing", Vienna, 2008

IAEA Proceedings Series STI/PUB/1246, "Neutron Reflectometry: A Probe for Materials Surfaces", Vienna (2006).

IAEA TECDOC Series No. 1486, "Small Angle Neutron Scattering", Vienna (2006).