Magnetic chirality as probed by neutron scattering
Institut Néel, CNRS & Université Joseph Fourier, BP. 166, 38042 Grenoble, France
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Revised: 27 September 2012
Published online: 3 December 2012
We review the concept of chirality, at first briefly in a general context then in the specific framework of the spin networks. We next discuss to what extent neutron scattering appears as an unconvertible tool to probe magnetic chirality in the static and dynamical regimes of the spins. The remarkable chiral ground state and excitations of the Fe−langasite compound finally serves to illustrate the use of neutron polarimetry in the experimental studies of the magnetic chirality.
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