Polarized-neutron scattering from an array of magnetic nanowires embedded into a nonmagnetic matrix

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Abstract

Neutron scattering from spatially ordered arrays of magnetic nanowires synthesized inside a nonmagnetic matrix is theoretically described. Expressions for the nuclear, magnetic, and interference contributions to the neutron scattering cross section are obtained. It is shown that, when polarized neutrons are scattered from an array of magnetic nanowires, the scattering cross section is not only a nonlinear function of the nanowire length but also depends on the neutron wavelength. These expressions describe the complex nature of the neutron-diffraction pattern as a factor of the ratio of nuclear and magnetic scattering amplitudes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-660
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Surface Investigation X-Ray, Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Jul 2015

Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

Keywords

  • magnetic properties of anisotropic nanoparticles
  • small-angle polarized-neutron scattering
  • spatially ordered arrays of magnetic nanowires

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