Publishing SPINS Data

Presentation Materials

The following Powerpoint slides have been prepared for those users who wish to include information about SPINS in a presentation. You may also use any of the images contained in the SPINS web pages for such purposes.

Instrument Description

The following instrument description is an example you can use as a guide for your publication.

All neutron scattering measurements were carried out at the NIST Center for Neutron Research with the cold neutron Spin-Polarized Triple-Axis Spectormeter (SPINS), with a large flat analyzer (or horizontally focusing analyzer) and a 3He point detector (or a position sensitive dector (PSD)) to enhance the data collection rate. Full width at half maximum energy resolution was 0.1 meV (or put appropriate energy resolution range here) and angular resolution was 50′

Acknowledgement Information

Publications with results obtained using SPINS should include the following or similar acknkowledgement.

We acknowledge the support of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, in providing the neutron research facilities used in this work.

Please send information on accepted publications (authors, title, journal, etc.) to Julie Keyser by e-mail:, fax: (301) 869-4770, or to the address below:

Julie Keyser
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Bldg. 235, Room B104
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8560
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8560

Also please send this information to Leland Harriger and/or local contact(s) associated with the work described.

If you used the DAVE software package to treat your data please include a reference to the following paper:

R.T. Azuah, L.R. Kneller, Y. Qiu, P.L.W. Tregenna-Piggott, C.M. Brown, J.R.D. Copley, and R.M. Dimeo, J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stan. Technol. 114,341-358 (2009).

Washington Editorial Review Board (WERB)

Please be aware that all papers with NIST coauthors must be reviewed and approved by the Washington Editorial Review Board (WERB). Members of WERB are concerned not only with scientific merit but with three specific matters: measurement uncertainties, the use of SI units, and brand names. For more detailed information please read the NIST Technical Publication Policy, and/or speak with your NIST coauthor(s).

The SPINS pages are maintained by Leland Harriger
Last modified 2014.01.15