Observation of a strong interplanar electric field in a dynamical diffraction of polarized neutrons

V. L. Alexeev, V. V. Fedorov, E. G. Lapin, E. K. Leushkin, V. L. Rumiantsev, O. I. Sumbaev, V. V. Voronin

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Abstract

The first experimental study of the Schwinger interaction of polarized neutrons with an electric field of a noncentrosymmetric perfect crystal (α-quartz) was made for two wave dynamical diffraction. Phase shifts of Pendellösung fringes for two different spin to crystal field orientations were measured. The theory of the effect is given. The calculated value of SiO2 (1120) interplanar electr field, seen by the diffracted neutron, is 2.1 × 108 V/cm. This is in good agreement with the experimental result: (1.8 ± 0.3) × 108 V/cm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-183
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Volume284
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 1989

Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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