slow-neutron spectroscopy

slow-neutron spectroscopy

[′slō ¦nü‚trän spek′träs·kə·pē]
(physics)
The use of beams of slow neutrons, from nuclear reactors or nuclear accelerators, in studies of the structure or structural dynamics of solid, liquid, or gaseous matter, particularly the atomic and magnetic dynamics. Also known as inelastic neutron scattering; neutron spectroscopy.