Neutron Scattering Group
Welcome to the home page of the Neutron
Scattering Group, a member of the
Physics and Materials Science Department at Brookhaven National
Crystal Growth: Choice of crystals to grow is
generally motivated by our research program, but we often share samples
with outside collaborators. Facilities are illustrated
Neutron Scattering: We use elastic and inelastic neutron
scattering techniques to study cooperative phenomena in complex solids.
We are regular users of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS)
and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR)
at Oak Ridge National Lab and the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR).
Our educational materials on neutron scattering are available
lead the Instrument Development Team for
HYSPEC at the SNS.
High-Energy X-ray Diffraction: This technique is used to
study charge order and structural phase transitions, especially as a
function of pressure. We make use of the Advanced Photon Source (APS)
at Argonne National Lab and PETRA III
We are particularly interested in the role of antiferromagnetism in
high-temperature superconductors. The interaction of charge
carriers with magnetic moments is of critical importance but remains a
challenge to understand. Some clues come from the study of
competing and/or cooperative types of charge and/or spin order. We
continue to investigate cuprates and iron chalcogenides, as well as
There is also continuing interest in charge, lattice, and magnetic
interactions in insulators. This covers topics such as relaxor
ferroelectrics and multiferroics.
CES - The Center for
Emergent Superconductivity, an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC)
US-Japan Cooperative Program on Neutron Scattering - now involves
CTAX at HFIR
BNL-NIST Science Alliance
After roughly 50 years of occupying offices on the north side of the
Physics Department (Bldg. 510), we moved in August 2013 to the
Science Building (Bldg. 734).
Last Modified: Tuesday, 11-Feb-2014 17:41:18 EST
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