Physical Review Letters

Grazing incidence prompt gamma emissions and resonance-enhanced neutron standing waves in a thin film

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We report simultaneous measurements of neutron-capture prompt gamma emissions as well as neutron reflectivity on a polymer film with an embedded Gd layer. Enhanced -ray signals and reduced neutron reflectivity were observed when the neutron standing waves were resonantly amplified in the film. Fitting of both the -ray and reflectivity data is of significant aid in uniquely characterizing the depth profile of the polymer film as well as locating the Gd layer. © 1994 The American Physical Society.