Reproducibility is a broad term that covers many aspects of the scientific endeavour. In the context of a reflectometry experiment, ‘reproducibility’ can be understood to cover the details of sample preparation, data collection, data reduction, and data analysis. Attention to reproducibility is enabling: it allows the experiment to be repeated, the data handling pipeline to be checked, the...
Neutron reflectometry (NR) has been employed to analyze the nanometric structure of the surface and interfaces of various materials. In a conventional NR experiment, the illuminated area is on the order of 1 - 10 cm^2; therefore, it has been difficult to use the NR for the sample with in-plane inhomogeneity. This work realized a spatially resolved NR technique by the combination of a...
T. Charlton, H. Ambaye and A. Huon (ORNL)
M.R. Fitzsimmons (ORNL/University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
In this self-hosted Zoom-chat, I will discuss data acquisition and analysis techniques for neutron reflectometry at continuous wave (CW) sources applied to a pulsed-neutron source. I show data collected using the BL4A reflectometer at the Spallation Neutron Source (ORNL) using the so-called...
Pan Suna,1, Linsey M. Nowack b,1, Wei Bu a, Mrinal K. Bera a, Sean Griesemer b, Morgan Reik b, Joshua Portner b, Stuart A. Riceb,d, Mark L. Schlossman c and Binhua Lin a,b*
a NSF’s ChemMatCARS, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
b James Franck Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
c Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607,...
Stefan Kowarik1, Alessandro Greco2, David Marecek1, Erich Hüthmair1, Vladimir Starostin2, Alexander Hinderhofer2, Alexander Gerlach2, Maximilian Skoda3, and Frank Schreiber2
— 1Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Graz, Austria
— 2Institute of Applied Physics, University of Tübingen, Germany
— 3Rutherford Appleton Lab, ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, UK
We review the applicability...
The goal of specular neutron and x-ray reflectometry is to infer a material's scattering length density (SLD) profile from its experimental reflectivity curves. In this talk I will quickly describe the ill-posed non-invertible problem and an approach to some solutions via the use of artificial neural networks (ANNs). In particular, I will describe a set of tailored numerical experiments with...