X-ray and Neutron Reflectivity

Principles and Applications

  • Jean Daillant
  • Alain Gibaud

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 770)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. A. Sentenac, J. Daillant
    Pages 59-84
  3. A. Gibaud, G. Vignaud
    Pages 85-131
  4. J. Daillant, S. Mora, A. Sentenac
    Pages 133-182
  5. C. Fermon, F. Ott, A. Menelle
    Pages 183-234
  6. T. Baumbach, P. Mikulík
    Pages 235-282
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 345-348

About this book


This book is the first comprehensive introduction to X-ray and neutron reflectivity techniques and illustrates them with many examples. After a pedagogical introduction on the interaction of X-rays and neutrons with matter, the interplay between the statistics of rough surfaces and interfaces and the scattering of radiation is considered in detail. Specular reflectivity and diffuse scattering are discussed next , in chapters 3 and 4 . The approximations are rigorously introduced and many experimental effects are discussed. The specific aspects of neutron reflectivity require separate treatment, given in chapter 5. Chapter 6 turns to X-ray reflectivity by rough multilayers. Eventually, chapter 7 introduces and discusses the by now well-established method of grazing incidence small angle X-ray scattering to investigate nanostructures.

For the second edition, the material has been completely reorganized so as to meet the demand for a modern multi-author textbook for PhD students and young researchers. All chapters have further been throughly revised, updated and, where appropriate, suitably augmented.

The first edition was been published as Lect. Notes Phys. m58 in the same series.


Experiment Helium-Atom-Streuung PED X-ray scattering neutron reflectometry reflecting from surfaces scattering at surfaces

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Daillant
    • 1
  • Alain Gibaud
    • 2
  1. 1.CEA-Saclay IRAMIS LIONSFrance
  2. 2.Université du Maine Faculté des Sciencesbd. O. MessiaenFrance

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