NeutronEncyclopedia is a standalone version of the encyclopedia “Exploring matter with neutrons” published in
2004/2005 by iMediaSoft (out of business) and now public domain.
This encyclopedia explains neutrons and the unique properties that make them so useful to science and industry. The experimental instruments and the large array of neutron applications in the most advanced fields of physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science are described in an interactive manner.
The encyclopedia is destined for students, teachers, research institutes, industry and the general public interested in these topics. The multiple-entry points permit each and every visitor to explore the CD-ROM according to their own knowledge and curiosity.
Both 2D and 3D animations, and virtual reconstruction with computer-generated images are used to guide visitors through this scientific and technical world, helping to make it both understandable and exciting.
This neutron encyclopedia is the outcome of a very tight collaboration with the international consortium formed by
the most prestigious neutron institutions: Institut Laue-Langevin, France; Los Alamos Neutron Science Center, USA; ISIS
Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source, Great Britain; GKSS Forschungszentrum, Germany; Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany;
Hahn Meitner Institut, Germany; Laboratoire Leon Brillouin (CEA-CNRS), France.
However, it is important to note that the project was never finished and iMediaSoft published a version that lacks many corrections.
Topics from the content:
- The neutron, Neutrons and states of matter; Internal motions of matter; Magnetism; Nuclear physics; Materials.
- Natural sources; Transportable sources; High flux sources; Sources of the future; Miscellaneous.
Tools for neutron science:
Neutron activation; Transmission imaging; Diffraction; Small-angle scattering; Reflectometry; Inelastic scattering; Quasielastic scattering; Spin echo; Isotopic substitution; Neutron holography; Recoil and gamma spectrometry; neutrons optics; Neutron detection; Sample environment
- Fundamental Research: Fundamental physics; Structural biology; Solid state chemistry; Soft matter; Magnetism;
- Applied Research: Medicine; Metallurgy and materials; Chemistry; Soft matter; Earth, planets, meteorites; Metrology.
- Industry and medicine: Civil and military nuclear energy; Technological irradiation; Non-destructive chemical analysis; Imaging and quality control; Metallurgy and materials.
The multimedia encyclopedia "Exploring matter with neutrons" was created by Alain FILHOL (main author, Institut
Laue-Langevin) and Dan BOG (developer and editor through iMediaSoft & Nanopolis).
It was commercialized, both in the form of a CD-ROM and online, as the second volume of the Nanopolis Encyclopedia series between 2007-2011 (Vol. 1: "Exploring matter with Synchrotron Light, Vol. 2: Exploring matter with Neutrons, Vol. 3: Exploring Nanotechnology, Vol. 4: Exploring Nano-biotechnology).
Today the "Exploring matter with Neutrons" encyclopedia is reproduced here with permission of Alain FILHOL and Dan BOG.