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Terms of reference

The Commission on Neutron Diffraction was established at the Moscow General Assembly in 1966. The proposal at that time is given below.

The Commission on Neutron Diffraction shall be concerned with those aspects of crystallography which can be studied almost uniquely by using neutron beams. Broadly these fall into three classes:

It is considered that there are several ways in which these aims can be directly advanced and that there is a substantial need for action at the present time in these various directions.


At the Beijing General Assembly in 1993, the name of the Commission was changed to the slightly more general Commission on Neutron Scattering. This change was made because the Commission wished to represent and serve all neutron scatterers who consider that they use crystallographic techniques.

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Updated 25 September 1997

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