Scattering methods are powerful tools used for the examination of condensed matter. They offer the possibility to analyze particles without disturbing their natural environment. Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) can also be used to analyze solid and liquid systems, phase transformations, germination, growth flaws and defects, as well as generally any inhomogeneity occurring in a range of 10–1000 Å. The most common experimental SANS methods and patterns are reviewed and explained.
Part of the book: Neutron Scattering