Frank Döbrich

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Due to recent progress in the development of He spin filters, it has only now become possible to perform routinely longitudinal (one-dimensional) neutron-spin analysis (POLARIS) in small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) experiments. It is the purpose of this article to provide a brief introduction into the technique and to discuss first experimental data. In(More)
We report magnetic small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) data for the nanocrystalline rare earth metal Terbium in its paramagnetic state. Whereas critical scattering dominates at large momentum transfer, q, the (magnetic-) field response of the scattering at small q arises from the spatial nonuniformity of the paramagnetic susceptibility tensor. The finding(More)
Based on experimental magnetic-field-dependent neutron scattering data, we have calculated the autocorrelation function of the spin misalignment of nanocrystalline (160)gadolinium. The analysis suggests the existence of two characteristic length scales in the spin system: the smaller one is about 5 nm and is attributed to the defect cores of the grain(More)
We report results of longitudinal (one-dimensional) neutron polarization analysis on polycrystalline bulk Co with an average crystallite size of D = 10 nm. The spin-flip small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) data are analyzed in the approach-to-saturation regime within the framework of micromagnetic theory. In particular, we provide a closed-form expression(More)
A neutron study of nanocrystalline terbium (Balaji G et al 2008 Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 227202) has shown that the randomly oriented anisotropy of the paramagnetic susceptibility tensor may lead to strongly correlated nanoscale spin disorder in the paramagnetic state which can be probed very effectively by magnetic small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). In(More)
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