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Development of an ultra-cold neutron source at MLNSC
Author(s): Susan J. Seestrom; T. J. Bowles; R. Hill; G. L. Greene; Christopher L. Morris
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Paper Abstract

Ultra Cold Neutrons (UCN) can be produced at spallation sources using a variety of techniques. To date the technique used has ben to Bragg scatter and Doppler shift cold neutrons into UCN from a moving crystal. This is particularly applicable to short-pulse spallation sources. We are presently constructing a UCN source at LANSCE using this method.In addition, large gains in UCN density should be possible using cryogenic UCN sources. Research is under way at Gatchina to demonstrate technical feasibility of a frozen deuterium source. If successful, a source of this type could be implemented at future spallation source, such as the long pulse source being planned at Los Alamos, with a UCN density that may be two orders of magnitude higher than that presently available at reactors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2867, International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry, (27 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.267844
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Susan J. Seestrom, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
T. J. Bowles, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
R. Hill, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
G. L. Greene, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Christopher L. Morris, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2867:
International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry
George Vourvopoulos, Editor(s)

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