Temperature-controlled neutron reflectometry sample cell suitable for study of photoactive thin films

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1063/1.2194090
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TypeArticle
Journal titleReview of Scientific Instruments
ISSN0034-6748
Volume77
Issue4
AbstractWe describe a novel cell design intended for the study of photoactive materials using neutron reflectometry. The cell can maintain sample temperature and control of ambient atmospheric environment. Critically, the cell is built with an optical port, enabling light irradiation or light probing of the sample, simultaneous with neutron reflectivity measurements. The ability to measure neutron reflectivity with simultaneous temperature ramping and/or light illumination presents unique opportunities for measuring photoactive materials. To validate the cell design, we present preliminary results measuring the photoexpansion of thin films of azobenzene polymer.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Canadian Neutron Beam Centre
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Identifier1001-2217
NPARC number12327963
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