Transmission optical device to produce intense polarized neutron beams

Mook, H. A.; Hayter, John B.
August 1988
Applied Physics Letters;8/22/1988, Vol. 53 Issue 8, p648
Academic Journal
It is shown how a device can be constructed using a stack of magnetic supermirrors to produce high-intensity polarized neutron beams with a large area. The device makes use of the fact that single-crystal Si is transparent to neutrons. A prototypical device has been constructed which provides 64% neutron efficiency with 20 min collimation.


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