Inelastic neutron scattering (INS) in general refers to scattering processes which involve energy and momentum exchange between the neutron and the scatterer. It is widely utilized for characterization of materials in basic and applied research across many disciplines including mineralogy. Obviously, the title here encompasses an area too vast to be adequately introduced in depth or in breadth in a single chapter. Thus the author hastens to confine the scope of this introduction to include mainly the basic concepts, some recent development in instrumentation, and a few illustrative examples. In the examples, we concentrate on showing the INS spectra as...

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