Modern Developments in X-Ray and Neutron Optics
This book is based on the joint research activities of specialists in X-ray and neutron optics from 11 countries, working together under the framework of the EuropeanProgrammeforCooperationinScience andTechnology(COST, Action P7), initiated by Dr. Pierre Dhez in 2002–2006,and describes modern developments in re?ective, refractive and di?ractive optics for short wa- length radiation as well as recent theoretical approaches to modelling and ray-tracing the X-ray and neutron optical systems. The chapters are written by the leading specialists from European laboratories, universities and large facilities.Inadditiontonewideasandconcepts,thecontentsprovidepractical information on recently invented devices and methods. The main objective of the book is to broaden the knowledge base in the ?eld of X-ray and neutron interactions with solid surfaces and interfaces, by developing modelling, fabrication and characterization methods for advanced innovativeopticalelementsforapplicationsinthiswavelengthrange.Thisaim follows from the following precepts: – Increased knowledge is necessary to develop new types of optical elements adapted to the desired energy range, as well as to improve the e?ciency and versatility of existing optics. – Enhancedopticalperformanceswillallowasigni?cantincreaseintherange ofapplicationspossiblewithcurrentandfutureX-rayandneutronsources. – Better cooperation between national groups of researchers in the design and application of X-ray and neutron optics will lead to improvements in many key areas fundamental to societal and economic developments.
Summarizes current knowledge on neutron and x-ray opticsGives advice on the design of neutron and x-ray optical devicesValuable reference work for researchers, engineers and graduate students alike