Research report 2005 - Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart site
Neutron research on low-dimensional materials
Rühm, Adrian; Major, János; Dosch, Helmut
Niederdimensionale und metastabile Materialien (Prof. Dr. Manfred Rühle)
MPI für Metallforschung, Stuttgart
SummaryWithin the collaborative research initiative of the Max Planck Society "Materials and Solid-State Research at the New Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)", the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research operates the novel neutron/X-ray-contrast reflectometer N-REX+ at FRM II in Garching near Munich. This instrument provides unique research possibilities for the study of surfaces, buried interfaces, thin layers, and complex multilayers on the nanoscale. This includes in particular the in-situ combination of X-ray and neutron reflectometry, as well as the novel SERGIS (spin-echo resolved grazing incidence scattering) technique. First systematic experiments for the study of the dewetting morphology on polymer films will be carried out within the next few years. At the end of 2006 the instrument N-REX+ will become available for external users.