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Tables for Crystallography Volume C Mathematical, physical and chemical tables Edited by E. Prince © International Union of Crystallography 2006 
International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. C, ch. 4.1, p. 189

The most important application of neutron diffraction is found in studies of magnetic structures (Marshall & Lovesey, 1971). The magnetic moment of neutrons is equal to 1.913 μ_{N}, where μ_{N} is the nuclear magneton, and neutrons have spin I = 1/2. They can thus interact with the magnetic moments of nuclei or with the magnetic moments of the electron shells with uncompensated spins. Changes in wavelength from 1 to 30 Å enable one to study nonuniformities of different sizes and structures of polymers and biological objects by the smallangle method. Inelastic scattering of neutrons is used for determining phonondispersion curves. Neutron topography and neutron texture diffraction can be utilized for the relatively large samples used in technological applications. The pulsed spallation neutron sources are used for highresolution timeofflight powder diffraction (Windsor, 1981) or for timeresolved Laue diffraction.
References
Marshall, W. & Lovesey, S. W. (1971). Theory of thermal neutron scattering. Oxford: Clarendon Press.Windsor, C. G. (1981). Pulsed neutron scattering. London: Taylor and Francis.