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Title: Neutron reflecting supermirror structure

Abstract

An improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure comprising a plurality of stacked sets of bilayers of neutron reflecting materials. The improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure is adapted to provide extremely good performance at high incidence angles, i.e. up to four time the critical angle of standard neutron mirror structures. The reflection of neutrons striking the supermirror structure at a high critical angle provides enhanced neutron throughput, and hence more efficient and economical use of neutron sources. One layer of each set of bilayers consist of titanium, and the second layer of each set of bilayers consist of an alloy of nickel with carbon interstitially present in the nickel alloy.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Drayton Plains, MI
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
OVONIC SYNTHETIC MATERIALS
OSTI Identifier:
868140
Patent Number(s):
US 5082621
Assignee:
Ovonic Synthetic Materials Company, Inc. (Troy, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-89ER80810
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
neutron; reflecting; supermirror; structure; improved; comprising; plurality; stacked; sets; bilayers; materials; adapted; provide; extremely; performance; incidence; angles; time; critical; angle; standard; mirror; structures; reflection; neutrons; striking; provides; enhanced; throughput; hence; efficient; economical; sources; layer; set; consist; titanium; alloy; nickel; carbon; interstitially; reflecting supermirror; neutrons striking; critical angle; neutron source; supermirror structure; structure comprising; provides enhanced; incidence angle; neutron reflecting; nickel alloy; reflecting material; neutron sources; mirror structures; improved neutron; reflecting materials; mirror structure; enhanced neutron; stacked sets; incidence angles; /376/428/976/

Citation Formats

Wood, James L. Neutron reflecting supermirror structure. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Wood, James L. Neutron reflecting supermirror structure. United States.
Wood, James L. Wed . "Neutron reflecting supermirror structure". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868140.
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abstractNote = {An improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure comprising a plurality of stacked sets of bilayers of neutron reflecting materials. The improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure is adapted to provide extremely good performance at high incidence angles, i.e. up to four time the critical angle of standard neutron mirror structures. The reflection of neutrons striking the supermirror structure at a high critical angle provides enhanced neutron throughput, and hence more efficient and economical use of neutron sources. One layer of each set of bilayers consist of titanium, and the second layer of each set of bilayers consist of an alloy of nickel with carbon interstitially present in the nickel alloy.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
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