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Title: A first-principles approach to the optimization of neutron-focusing guide design and development

Abstract

Fundamental optical concepts are utilized across all fields of scientific instrumentation. In the case of beam-like systems in neutron scattering instrumentation (low-divergence trajectories taken over long distances), quantities describing a system can be scaled into dimensionless figures of merit that convey performance characteristics and geometric limits. Furthermore, this first-principles approach facilitates a straight forward means by which to tailor an optical system to a defined source-sample configuration, as well as further inform guide surface shapes and reflectivity requirements. These principles will be presented and applied incorporated to examples showing their relevance to practical applications and future instrumentation.

Authors:
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  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1494876
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 4; Conference: International Workshop on Neutron Delivery Systems - Grenoble, , France - 6/25/2018 4:00:00 AM-6/27/2018 4:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Frost, Matthew J., Stoica, Alexandru Dan, and Huegle, Thomas. A first-principles approach to the optimization of neutron-focusing guide design and development. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.3233/JNR-180094.
Frost, Matthew J., Stoica, Alexandru Dan, & Huegle, Thomas. A first-principles approach to the optimization of neutron-focusing guide design and development. United States. doi:10.3233/JNR-180094.
Frost, Matthew J., Stoica, Alexandru Dan, and Huegle, Thomas. Tue . "A first-principles approach to the optimization of neutron-focusing guide design and development". United States. doi:10.3233/JNR-180094. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1494876.
@article{osti_1494876,
title = {A first-principles approach to the optimization of neutron-focusing guide design and development},
author = {Frost, Matthew J. and Stoica, Alexandru Dan and Huegle, Thomas},
abstractNote = {Fundamental optical concepts are utilized across all fields of scientific instrumentation. In the case of beam-like systems in neutron scattering instrumentation (low-divergence trajectories taken over long distances), quantities describing a system can be scaled into dimensionless figures of merit that convey performance characteristics and geometric limits. Furthermore, this first-principles approach facilitates a straight forward means by which to tailor an optical system to a defined source-sample configuration, as well as further inform guide surface shapes and reflectivity requirements. These principles will be presented and applied incorporated to examples showing their relevance to practical applications and future instrumentation.},
doi = {10.3233/JNR-180094},
journal = {},
issn = {1477-2655},
number = 4,
volume = 20,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {1}
}

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