X-ray and Neutron Reflectivity: Principles and Applications

  • Jean Daillant
  • Alain Gibaud

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs book series (LNPMGR, volume 58)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Principles

    1. François de Bergevin
      Pages 3-59
    2. Anne Sentenac, Jean Daillant
      Pages 60-86
    3. Jean Daillant, Anne Sentenac
      Pages 121-162
    4. Claude Fermon, Frédéric Ott, Alain Menelle
      Pages 163-195
  3. Applications

    1. Alberto Pimpinelli
      Pages 199-216
    2. Jean-Marc Gay, Laurent Lapena
      Pages 217-231
    3. Tilo Baumbach, Petr Mikulik
      Pages 232-280
    4. Günter Reiter
      Pages 305-323
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 325-331

About this book


The book is the first comprehensive introduction to x-ray and neutron reflectivity techniques and illustrates them with many examples. After a pedagogical introduction, the interplay between the statistics of rough surfaces and interfaces and the scattering of radiation is considered in detail. Specular reflectivity and diffuse scattering are discussed next. The approximations are rigorously introduced and many experimental effects are discussed. In the case of neutron reflectivity, particular attention is paid to the reflectivity of polarized neutrons from magnetic multilayers, which allows the determination of in-plane magnetization profiles. Many applications are reviewed in the second part: rough surfaces, interfaces and multilayers, liquid surfaces and soft-condensed matter, and thin polymer films. In each case the underlying physics is first introduced, then specific experimental methods are described. The book addresses researchers and graduate students.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jean Daillant
    • 1
  • Alain Gibaud
    • 2
  1. 1.Service de Physique de I’Etat CondenséCEA SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique de l’Etat Condensé, UPRES A 6087Université du Maine, Faculté des sciencesLe Mans Cedex 9France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66195-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48696-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-7677
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