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Neutron scattering from quantum condensed matter

Collective quantum phenomena such as magnetism, superfluidity and superconductivity have been pre-eminent themes of condensed-matter physics in the past century. Neutron scattering has provided unique insights into the microscopic origin of these phenomena.

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Figure 1: Canonical model magnets.
Figure 2: Dynamical scaling revealed by inelastic neutron scattering.
Figure 3: Fractionalized excitations in model magnets.
Figure 4: Neutron scattering from superfluids and superconductors.

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