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8 November 2001 Depth-graded multilayers as neutron Doppler converters at pulsed neutron source
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A moving diffractor changes the energy of elastically diffracted neutrons by the Doppler effect. Depth-graded multilayers can diffract neutrons over a large band of energy. Using a pulsed neutron source, such a depth-graded multilayer, decelerating synchronously with the incident neutron pulse, can shift the reflected neutrons into a compressed energy window. This focusing in energy is associated with a broadening of the pulse in time, but the process does not involve a significant decrease in the neutron phase-space density. The proposed method can be used to design long pulse or quasi-continuous sources of cold, very cold or ultra cold neutrons (UCN). The analysis concentrates on enhanced production of UCN at pulsed neutron sources.
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Alexandru Dan Stoica, Morris Lowell Crow, and Jack Lee Robertson "Depth-graded multilayers as neutron Doppler converters at pulsed neutron source", Proc. SPIE 4509, Neutron Optics, (8 November 2001);

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