Journal article

Neutron diffraction by surface acoustic waves.

WA Hamilton, AG Klein, GI Opat, PA Timmins

Phys Rev Lett | Published : 1987

Abstract

We report an experiment demonstrating diffraction of cold neutrons by surface acoustic waves. We show that, in contrast to analogous experiments with light, the motion of the surface acoustic-wave deformation of the surface requires significant modification of the diffraction equation applicable to stationary gratings. Diffracted beam intensities are in reasonable agreement with a simple theoretical treatment. © 1987 The American Physical Society.

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