Neutron scattering is well known as an important microscopic probe to study the position and movement of nuclei in condensed matter. The neutron being an elementary magnet it also interacts with magnetic fields and so sees the unpaired electrons. In that respect, the control of the incident and scattered neutron spin polarisation is a sensitive magnetic probe. In the past such polarisation analysis experiments were difficult, but important progress has recently been made offering a superb opportunity to build a new generation of advanced polarised neutron instruments. In addition to other important scientific applications there are strong indications that neutron polarimetry may contribute to the proper understanding of spin-electronics, a very contemporary issue in physics. The aim of the ENPI program is to accelerate the development of such methods so that they become a success at various neutron centres in Europe.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
OX11 0QX Didcot,harwell,chilton