Interaction of neutrons with nanoparticles

  title={Interaction of neutrons with nanoparticles},
  author={V V Nesvizhevsky},
  journal={Physics of Atomic Nuclei},
Two hypotheses concerning the interaction of neutrons with nanoparticles and having applications in the physics of ultracold neutrons (UCN) are considered. In 1997, it was found that, upon reflection from the sample surface or spectrometer walls, UCN change their energy by about 10−7 eV with a probability of 10−7–10−5 per collision. The nature of this phenomenon is not clear at present. Probably, it is due to the inelastic coherent scattering of UCN on nanoparticles or nanostructures weakly… CONTINUE READING