Quantification of the sensitivity range in neutron dark-field imaging.

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In neutron grating interferometry, the dark-field image visualizes the scattering properties of samples in the small-angle and ultra-small-angle scattering range. These angles correspond to correlation lengths from several hundred nanometers up to several tens of micrometers. In this article, we present an experimental study that demonstrates the potential of quantitative neutron dark-field imaging. The dark-field signal for scattering from different particle sizes and concentrations of mono-dispersive polystyrene particles in aqueous solution is compared to theoretical predictions and the good agreement between measurements and calculations underlines the quantitative nature of the measured values and reliability of the technique with neutrons.


  • B Betz
  • R P Harti
  • Markus Strobl
  • J Hovind
  • A Kaestner
  • E Lehmann
  • H Van Swygenhoven
  • C Grünzweig
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  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation
Original languageEnglish
Article number123704
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch