Resonances and off-specular scattering in neutron waveguides

S. V. Kozhevnikov*, F. Ott, A. Paul, L. Rosta

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Off-specular neutron scattering from layered resonant systems has been studied. As an example, tri-layer neutron waveguides have been investigated experimentally by neutron reflectometry. In such systems, the neutron wave function is strongly localized in the guiding layer. The resonant states in the total reflection region lead to enhanced off-specular scattering from the interface roughness. The relation between the resonant states and off-specular scattering is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Physical Journal: Special Topics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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