18 January 1989 Recent Studies In Neutron Optics, In Particular For Small-Angle Neutron Scattering
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We reconsider the possibilities of neutron focusing with mirrors, in particular for the applicability in the field of Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS). Focusing SANS-instruments are compared with the Dll-like pinhole instrument at the Grenoble reactor and with a Bonse-Hart-type Double Crystal Diffractometer (DCD). From intensity calculations and experimental intensity profiles it can be concluded that focusing SANS-instruments with high quality neutron mirrors will be superior to conventional pinhole instruments in the regime of a high scattering vector resolution δQ ≤ 10-3 Å-1. In addition, experiments with a neutron "lens" and a microbender consisting of microguides are presented.
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B. Alefeld, H. J. Fabian, T. Springer, "Recent Studies In Neutron Optics, In Particular For Small-Angle Neutron Scattering", Proc. SPIE 0983, Thin Film Neutron Optical Devices: Mirrors, Supermirrors, Multilayer Monochromators, Polarizers, and Beam Guides, (18 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948754; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.948754


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