Journal Article Neutron detection in the frame of spatial magnetic spin resonance

Jericha, Erwin  ,  Bosina, Joachim  ,  Geltenbort, Peter  ,  Hino, Masahiro  ,  Mach, Wilfried  ,  Oda, Tatsuro  ,  Badurek, Gerald

This work is related to neutron detection in the context of the polarised neutron optics technique of spatial magnetic spin resonance. By this technique neutron beams may be tailored in their spectral distribution and temporal structure. We have performed experiments with very cold neutrons (VCN) at the high-flux research reactor of the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble to demonstrate the potential of this method. A combination of spatially and temporally resolving neutron detection allowed us to characterize a prototype neutron resonator. With this detector we were able to record neutron time-of-flight spectra, assess and minimise neutron background and provide for normalisation of the spectra owing to variations in reactor power and ambient conditions at the same time.

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