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Neutron scattering instrumentation at the Spallation Neutron Source
Author(s): R. Kent Crawford
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Paper Abstract

The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is an accelerator-based short-pulse neutron scattering facility designed to provide an order of magnitude more power than the most powerful existing facility of this type. The SNS is being constructed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and is on schedule for completion in 2006. The unprecedented power of this facility brings many new opportunities and challenges for neutron scattering instrumentation. This instrumentation will cover a broad spectrum of science, with every instrument designed to be best-in-class. The SNS has provisions to accommodate up to 24 neutron beam instruments, and design and construction of a number of these instruments are already underway. Some of these instruments are funded within the SNS construction project and some from external sources. This paper will discuss the status of these funded instrumentation activities and of some other instrumentation activities in the planning stage, and will also discuss the process for providing additional instruments. The paper will also indicate the performance expected from many of these instruments and will address some of the challenges and opportunities faced in instrumenting a new spallation source of this unprecedented intensity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2002
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4785, Advances in Neutron Scattering Instrumentation, (18 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454819
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R. Kent Crawford, Argonne National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4785:
Advances in Neutron Scattering Instrumentation
Ian S. Anderson; Bruno Guérard, Editor(s)

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