Investigation of solid D2, O2 and CD4 for ultracold neutron production

F. Atchison, B. Blau, K. Bodek, B. van den Brandt, T. Bryś, M. Daum, P. Fierlinger, A. Frei, P. Geltenbort, P. Hautle, R. Henneck, S. Heule, A. Holley, M. Kasprzak, K. Kirch, A. Knecht, J. A. Konter, M. Kuźniak, C. Y. Liu, C. L. MorrisA. Pichlmaier, C. Plonka, Y. Pokotilovski, A. Saunders, Y. Shin, D. Tortorella, M. Wohlmuther, A. R. Young, J. Zejma, G. Zsigmond

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We have investigated the properties of the ultracold neutron converter materials deuterium D2, oxygen O2 and heavy methane CD4 in the temperature range between 8 K and room temperature. The experimental program was performed at the FUNSPIN beamline of the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source (SINQ) at Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI). In this paper the measured cold neutron total cross-sections for D2, O2 and CD4 are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-255
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Cold neutron scattering
  • Moderation
  • UCN converters
  • Ultracold neutrons


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