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Structured neutron waves

TitleStructured neutron waves
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsD. Sarenac, C. W. Clark, D. G. Cory, C. Kapahi, B. Heacock, M. G. Huber, J. Nsofini, C. B. Shahi, and D. A. Pushin
EditorSM. Shahriar, and J. Scheuer
Conference NameOPTICAL, OPTO-ATOMIC, AND ENTANGLEMENT-ENHANCED PRECISION METROLOGY
PublisherSPIE
ISBN Number978-1-5106-2511-2
KeywordsNeutron Interferometry, Neutrons, orbital angular momentum, spin-orbit states, Structured Waves
Abstract

Emerging quantum materials are becoming the building blocks for quantum devices and they are enabling new advances from spintronics to topological insulators. Their functionality typically comes from their inner magnetic field structure. Neutrons are a particularly good probe to characterize such features. The control of neutron orbital angular momentum and the spin-orbit interaction enables new characterizing techniques and increased sensitivity towards specific material properties. Here we review the preparation and characterization methods of structured neutron waves.

DOI10.1117/12.2515469