Neutron time-of-flight diffractometry
V.L. Aksenov a, b
A.M. Balagurov a
a Frank Neutron Physics Laboratory, Joint Institute of Nuclear Research, Dubna, Moscow Region, Russian Federation
b National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’, pl. akad. Kurchatova 1, Moscow, 123182, Russian Federation
Neutron time-of-flight diffractometry provides an effective and rapidly developing method for current neutron diffraction studies. It has great prospects owing of the construction of new high-flux neutron sources producing either pulsed or continuous beams. The authors discuss specific potentialities of the method for structural studies. Special attention is paid to recently evolved lines of research including correlation neutron diffractometry, kinetic processes, the use of high pressure, external electric and magnetic fields.