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Title: Design and operating characteristic of a vacuum furnace for time-of-flight inelastic neutron scattering measurements

Abstract

Here, we present the design and operating characteristics of a vacuum furnace used for inelastic neutron scattering experiments on a time-of-flight chopper spectrometer. The device is an actively water cooled radiant heating furnace capable of performing experiments up to 1873 K. Inelastic neutron scattering studies performed with this furnace include studies of phonon dynamics and metallic liquids. We describe the design, control, characterization, and limitations of the equipment. Further, we provide comparisons of the neutron performance of our device with commercially available options. Finally we consider upgrade paths to improve performance and reliability.

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ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1];  [3]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
  3. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH (United States)
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1494021
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1406141
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 88; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Niedziela, Jennifer L., Mills, Rebecca A., Loguillo, Mark J., Skorpenske, Harley D., Armitage, Douglas P., Smith, Hillary L., Lin, Jiao Y. Y., Lucas, Matthew S., Stone, Matthew B., and Abernathy, Douglas L. Design and operating characteristic of a vacuum furnace for time-of-flight inelastic neutron scattering measurements. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5007089.
Niedziela, Jennifer L., Mills, Rebecca A., Loguillo, Mark J., Skorpenske, Harley D., Armitage, Douglas P., Smith, Hillary L., Lin, Jiao Y. Y., Lucas, Matthew S., Stone, Matthew B., & Abernathy, Douglas L. Design and operating characteristic of a vacuum furnace for time-of-flight inelastic neutron scattering measurements. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5007089.
Niedziela, Jennifer L., Mills, Rebecca A., Loguillo, Mark J., Skorpenske, Harley D., Armitage, Douglas P., Smith, Hillary L., Lin, Jiao Y. Y., Lucas, Matthew S., Stone, Matthew B., and Abernathy, Douglas L. Tue . "Design and operating characteristic of a vacuum furnace for time-of-flight inelastic neutron scattering measurements". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5007089. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1494021.
@article{osti_1494021,
title = {Design and operating characteristic of a vacuum furnace for time-of-flight inelastic neutron scattering measurements},
author = {Niedziela, Jennifer L. and Mills, Rebecca A. and Loguillo, Mark J. and Skorpenske, Harley D. and Armitage, Douglas P. and Smith, Hillary L. and Lin, Jiao Y. Y. and Lucas, Matthew S. and Stone, Matthew B. and Abernathy, Douglas L.},
abstractNote = {Here, we present the design and operating characteristics of a vacuum furnace used for inelastic neutron scattering experiments on a time-of-flight chopper spectrometer. The device is an actively water cooled radiant heating furnace capable of performing experiments up to 1873 K. Inelastic neutron scattering studies performed with this furnace include studies of phonon dynamics and metallic liquids. We describe the design, control, characterization, and limitations of the equipment. Further, we provide comparisons of the neutron performance of our device with commercially available options. Finally we consider upgrade paths to improve performance and reliability.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5007089},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 10,
volume = 88,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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