Neutron Optics: Towards Applications for Hot Neutrons

C. Schanzer, M. Schneider, P. Böni

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Supermirrors with large critical angles of reflection, i.e. large index m are an essential ingredient to transport, focus and polarise neutrons over a wide range of energy. Here we summarise the recent developments of supermirror with very large critical angles of reflection and high reflectivity that were conducted at SwissNeutronics as well as their implementation in devices. Approaching critical angles m = 8 times the critical angle of natural nickel makes new applications possible and extends the use of reflection optics towards the regime of hot and epithermal neutrons. Based on comparisons of simulations with experiment we demonstrate future possibilities of applications of large-m supermirrors towards devices for neutrons with short wavelength.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012024
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 10 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event6th European Conference on Neutron Scattering, ECNS 2015 - Zaragoza, Spain
Duration: 30 Aug 20154 Sep 2015


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