Loq publications
17 Oct 2008




Significant & recent publications


SANS at Pulsed Neutron Sources: Present & Future Prospects

R K Heenan, J Penfold & S M King

J. Appl. Cryst., (1997), 30, 1140-1147

(This paper is the best in print description of LOQ and TOF-SANS)

Small-Angle Neutron Scattering

S M King

Chapter 7 in Modern Techniques for Polymer Characterisation

Pethrick & Dawkins (editors), Wiley, (1999)

(ISBN 0-471-96097-7)

(This chapter is an accessible and readable account of how to conduct SANS experiments and analyse the data. Though it focuses on polymeric samples, the techniques and principles are extendable to any type of sample)


Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Studies of Adsorbed Polymer Layers

P C Griffiths, S M King

Chapter in Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science

Hubbard (editor), Marcel Dekker, 2002

(Print ISBN: 0-8247-0633-1, Online ISBN: 0-8247-0519-X)


Using SANS to Study Adsorbed Layers in Colloidal Dispersions

S M King, P C Griffiths & T Cosgrove

Chapter 4 in Applications of Neutron Scattering to Soft Condensed Matter

Gabrys (editor), Gordon & Breach, (2000)

(ISBN 90-5699-300-3)

(These two chapters are detailed descriptions of how contrast-variation SANS may be used to deduce the structure of adsorbed polymer/surfactant layers in colloidal dispersions)


Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Study of Natural Aquatic Nanocolloids

H P Jarvie & S M King

Environ. Sci. Tech., (2007), 41(8), 2868-2873

(This paper demonstrates how SANS may be used to study natural samples. The Supporting Information includes a useful introduction to the theory of SANS from fractal systems)


Other references to published work performed on LOQ

(NB: may not work outside ISIS)


If you are writing a paper incorporating LOQ data, you might like to include the following text and references in your experimental section:

Small-Angle Neutron Scattering. SANS data were obtained on the LOQ small-angle diffractometer at the ISIS Pulsed Neutron Source (STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, U.K.).[a,b] This is a fixed-geometry “white beam” time-of-flight instrument which utilizes neutrons with wavelengths, λ, between 0.2 and 1 nm. Data are simultaneously recorded on two, two-dimensional, position-sensitive, neutron detectors, to provide a simultaneous Q range of 0.08−16 nm-1. Each sample and background was placed in x mm path length quartz cuvettes and was measured for a total of x h in order to gather data of high statistical precision. Each raw scattering data set was then corrected for the detector efficiencies, sample transmission and background scattering and converted to scattering cross-section data (∂Σ/∂Ω vs Q) using the instrument-specific software.[c] These data were placed on an absolute scale (cm-1) using the scattering from a standard sample (a solid blend of hydrogenous and perdeuterated polystyrene) in accordance with established procedures.[d]

[a] http://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/
[b] Heenan, R K; Penfold, J; King, S M. J. Appl. Crystallogr. (1997), 30, 1140.
[c] Heenan, R K; King, S M; Osborn, R; Stanley, H B. COLETTE Users Guide, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Report RAL-89-128, (1989). King, S M; Heenan, R K. Using COLETTE, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Report RAL-95-005, (1995).
[d] Wignall, G D; Bates, F S. J. Appl. Crystallogr. (1987), 20, 28.