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Supermirror neutron guide coatings
Author(s): Charles F. Majkrzak; John F. Ankner
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Paper Abstract

The reflectivities of some commercially manufactured supermirror guide coatings are reported and the effects of interfacial roughness and interdiffusion on the specular reflectivity examined. Uniform reflectivity profiles with average reflectivities of .95 or better out to three times the critical angle of ordinary Ni have been measured. Such high quality coatings can dramatically increase conventional cold neutron guide tube conductance and make possible significantly improved thermal guides.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 November 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1738, Neutron Optical Devices and Applications, (23 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130626
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Charles F. Majkrzak, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
John F. Ankner, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1738:
Neutron Optical Devices and Applications
Charles F. Majkrzak; James L. Wood, Editor(s)

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