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Title: Phase space optimisation of the USANS instrument Kookaburra at the ANSTO OPAL reactor
Authors: Freund, AK
Rehm, C
Keywords: Phase space
Crystal optics
Opal Reactor
Neutrons
Small angle scattering
Optics
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Freund, A.K., Rehm, C. (2011). Phase space optimisation of the USANS instrument Kookaburra at the ANSTO OPAL reactor. Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section a-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment, 634(Suppl. 1), S81-S89.
Abstract: An optimisation of the USANS instrument Kookaburra has been conducted determining the most efficient type of premonochromator crystal and scattering geometry. The approach has been based on representations in phase space combining direct and reciprocal space diagrams. Results are presented for several scenarios involving flat and curved, perfect and mosaic crystals, horizontal and vertical scattering planes. The highest peak current density of 1.7 x 10(5) cm(-2) s(-1) is provided for a wavelength of 4.43 angstrom by a doubly curved pyrolytic graphite premonochromator diffracting in a horizontal plane and producing a beam size of about 50 cm(2) at the sample position. The smallest background is achieved for a wavelength of 2.56 angstrom and a vertical scattering plane using a bent perfect premonochromator crystal and optionally a collimator to decrease the divergence of the beam exiting the cold neutron guide. For this wavelength a peak current density of 6.6 x 10(4) cm(-2) s(-1) is collected into a sample area of 10 cm(2). The bent perfect crystal design is of particular advantage for small samples. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Gov't Doc #: 3811
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2010.06.260
http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/3917
ISSN: 0021-9797
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