What is it about?

We reported the first successful operation of a neutron interferometer with a separate beam-recombining crystal

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Why is it important?

While previous interferometers have always been machined out of a single-crystal block, we successfully realigned the interferometer crystals on nanoradian and picometre scales.


This result opens the door to a new generation of neutron interferometers and exciting applications.

Dr Giovanni Mana
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica

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This page is a summary of: Neutron interference from a split-crystal interferometer, Journal of Applied Crystallography, July 2022, International Union of Crystallography,
DOI: 10.1107/s1600576722006082.
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