Neutron guide optimisation for a time-of-flight neutron imaging instrument at the European Spallation Source

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A neutron transport system for the planned imaging instrument ODIN at the future European Spallation Source (ESS) based on neutron optical components was designed and optimized. Different ways of prompt pulse suppression were studied. The spectral performance of the optimal neutron guide configuration is presented. In addition, the influence of the gaps in the guide system needed for the required chopper configuration was investigated. Given that the requirements for an imaging instrument located on a long guide system and hosting a complex chopper system are extremely demanding in terms of spectral and divergence needs, this study can be beneficial for a wide range of instruments in various ways. (C) 2015 Optical Society of America


  • A. Hilger
  • N. Kardjilov
  • I. Manke
  • Carolin Zendler
  • K. Lieutenant
  • K. Habicht
  • J. Banhart
  • Markus Strobl
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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-311
JournalOptics Express
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch