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See detailMagnetic Guinier law
Michels, Andreas UL; Malyeyev, Artem UL; Titov, Ivan UL et al

in IUCrJ (2020), 7

Small-angle scattering of x-rays and neutrons is a routine method for the determination of nanoparticle sizes. The so-called Guinier law represents the low-q approximation for the small-angle scattering ... [more ▼]

Small-angle scattering of x-rays and neutrons is a routine method for the determination of nanoparticle sizes. The so-called Guinier law represents the low-q approximation for the small-angle scattering curve from an assembly of particles. The Guinier law has originally been derived for nonmagnetic particle-matrix-type systems, and it is successfully employed for the estimation of particle sizes in various scientific domains (e.g., soft matter physics, biology, colloidal chemistry, materials science). An important prerequisite for it to apply is the presence of a discontinuous interface separating particles and matrix. Here, we introduce the Guinier law for the case of magnetic small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and experimentally demonstrate its applicability for the example of nanocrystalline cobalt. It is well- known that the magnetic microstructure of nanocrystalline ferromagnets is highly nonuniform on the nanometer length scale and characterized by a spectrum of continuously varying long-wavelength magnetization fluctuations, i.e., these systems do not manifest sharp interfaces in their magnetization profile. The magnetic Guinier radius depends on the applied magnetic field, on the magnetic interactions (exchange, magnetostatics), and on the magnetic anisotropy-field radius, which characterizes the size over which the magnetic anisotropy field is coherently aligned into the same direction. In contrast to the nonmagnetic conventional Guinier law, the magnetic version can be applied to fully dense random-anisotropy-type ferromagnets. [less ▲]

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See detailDirect evidence for cycloidal modulations in the thermal-fluctuation-stabilized spin spiral and skyrmion states of GaV 4 S 8
White, J. S.; Butykai, A.; Cubitt, R. et al

in Physical Review. B (2018), 97(2), 020401

We report small-angle neutron scattering studies of the lacunar spinelGaV4S8,which reveal the long-wavelength <br />magnetic phases to be cycloidally modulated. Upon cooling, these modulated phases ... [more ▼]

We report small-angle neutron scattering studies of the lacunar spinelGaV4S8,which reveal the long-wavelength <br />magnetic phases to be cycloidally modulated. Upon cooling, these modulated phases, including a recently <br />proposed Néel-type skyrmion phase, transform into a simple ferromagnetic state. These results indicate the <br />modulated phases in GaV4S8 gain their stability from thermal fluctuations, while at lower temperatures the <br />ferromagnetic state emerges in accord with the strong easy-axis magnetic anisotropy. Crucially, our study provides <br />microscopic evidence that the skyrmions in GaV4S8 indeed display a Néel-type helicity. More generally, our <br />approach can be applied to evidence the helicity of any bulk skyrmion phase. [less ▲]

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See detailThe small-angle neutron scattering instrument D33 at the Institut Laue-Langevin
Dewhurst, C. D.; Grillo, I.; Honecker, Dirk UL et al

in JOURNAL OF APPLIED CRYSTALLOGRAPHY (2016), 49

The D33 small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) instrument at the Institut Laue–Langevin (ILL) is the most recent SANS instrument to be built at the ILL. In a project beginning in 2005 and lasting seven ... [more ▼]

The D33 small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) instrument at the Institut Laue–Langevin (ILL) is the most recent SANS instrument to be built at the ILL. In a project beginning in 2005 and lasting seven years, the concept has been developed, and the instrument designed, manufactured and installed. D33 was commissioned with neutrons during the second half of 2012, fully entering the ILL user programme in 2013. The scientific case required that D33 should provide a wide dynamic range of measured scattering vector magnitude q, flexibility with regard to the instrument resolution, and the provision of polarized neutrons and 3He spin analysis to facilitate and expand studies in magnetism. In monochromatic mode, a velocity selector and a flexible system of inter-collimation apertures define the neutron beam. A double-chopper system enables a time-of-flight (TOF) mode of operation, allowing an enhanced dynamic q range (qmax/qmin) and a flexible wavelength resolution. Two large multitube detectors extend the dynamic q range further, giving qmax/qmin ’ 25 in monochromatic mode and a very large qmax/qmin > 1000 in TOF mode. The sample zone is large and flexible in configuration, accommodating complex and bulky sample environments, while the position of D33 is such as to allow high magnetic fields at the sample position. The instrument is of general purpose with a performance rivalling that of D22, and is well adapted for SANS studies in scientific disciplines as diverse as solution scattering in biology and soft matter and studies of physics, materials science and magnetism. This article provides a detailed technical description of D33 and its performance and characterization of the individual components, and serves as a technical reference for users of the instrument. [less ▲]

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