Characterization of the Multi-Blade 10B-based detector at the CRISP reflectometer at ISIS for neutron reflectometry at ESS

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The Multi-Blade is a Boron-10-based gaseous thermal neutron detector developed to face the challenge arising in neutron reflectometry at neutron sources. Neutron reflectometers are challenging instruments in terms of instantaneous counting rate and spatial resolution. This detector has been designed according to the requirements given by the reflectometers at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Sweden. The Multi-Blade has been installed and tested on the CRISP reflectometer at the ISIS neutron and muon source in U.K.. The results on the detailed detector characterization are discussed in this manuscript.


  • F. Piscitelli
  • G. Mauri
  • F. Messi
  • M. Anastasopoulos
  • T. Arnold
  • A. Glavic
  • C. Höglund
  • T. Ilves
  • I. Lopez Higuera
  • P. Pazmandi
  • D. Raspino
  • L. Robinson
  • S. Schmidt
  • P. Svensson
  • D. Varga
  • R. Hall-Wilton
External organisations
  • University of Perugia
  • European Spallation Source ESS AB
  • Paul Scherrer Institute
  • Linköping University
  • Lund University
  • Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
  • IHI Ionbond AG, Switzerland
  • Mid Sweden University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation
Original languageEnglish
Article numberP05009
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 8
Publication categoryResearch

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