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Title: Characterization of plastic and boron carbide additive manufactured neutron collimators

Abstract

Additive manufacturing techniques allow for the production of materials with complicated geometries with reduced costs and production time over traditional methods. We have applied this technique to the production of neutron collimators for use in thermal and cold neutron scattering instrumentation directly out of boron carbide. We discuss the design and generation of these collimators. We also provide measurements at neutron scattering beamlines which serve to characterize the performance of these collimators. In conclusion, additive manufacturing of parts using neutron absorbing material may also find applications in radiography and neutron moderation.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1471935
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 88; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Stone, Matthew B., Siddel, Derek H., Elliott, Amy M., Anderson, David C., and Abernathy, Douglas L. Characterization of plastic and boron carbide additive manufactured neutron collimators. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4998930.
Stone, Matthew B., Siddel, Derek H., Elliott, Amy M., Anderson, David C., & Abernathy, Douglas L. Characterization of plastic and boron carbide additive manufactured neutron collimators. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4998930.
Stone, Matthew B., Siddel, Derek H., Elliott, Amy M., Anderson, David C., and Abernathy, Douglas L. Tue . "Characterization of plastic and boron carbide additive manufactured neutron collimators". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4998930. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1471935.
@article{osti_1471935,
title = {Characterization of plastic and boron carbide additive manufactured neutron collimators},
author = {Stone, Matthew B. and Siddel, Derek H. and Elliott, Amy M. and Anderson, David C. and Abernathy, Douglas L.},
abstractNote = {Additive manufacturing techniques allow for the production of materials with complicated geometries with reduced costs and production time over traditional methods. We have applied this technique to the production of neutron collimators for use in thermal and cold neutron scattering instrumentation directly out of boron carbide. We discuss the design and generation of these collimators. We also provide measurements at neutron scattering beamlines which serve to characterize the performance of these collimators. In conclusion, additive manufacturing of parts using neutron absorbing material may also find applications in radiography and neutron moderation.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4998930},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 12,
volume = 88,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}

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