skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: A next-generation inverse-geometry spallation-driven ultracold neutron source

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4];  [1];  [4]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [4];  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA, Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
  2. European Spallation Source, Lund 22592, Sweden, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA
  3. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830, USA
  4. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA
  5. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA, Department of Physics and Astronomy, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614, USA
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1577882
Grant/Contract Number:  
DEFG02-97ER41042; 89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics Journal Volume: 126 Journal Issue: 22; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Leung, K. K. H., Muhrer, G., Hügle, T., Ito, T. M., Lutz, E. M., Makela, M., Morris, C. L., Pattie, Jr., R. W., Saunders, A., and Young, A. R. A next-generation inverse-geometry spallation-driven ultracold neutron source. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5109879.
Leung, K. K. H., Muhrer, G., Hügle, T., Ito, T. M., Lutz, E. M., Makela, M., Morris, C. L., Pattie, Jr., R. W., Saunders, A., & Young, A. R. A next-generation inverse-geometry spallation-driven ultracold neutron source. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5109879.
Leung, K. K. H., Muhrer, G., Hügle, T., Ito, T. M., Lutz, E. M., Makela, M., Morris, C. L., Pattie, Jr., R. W., Saunders, A., and Young, A. R. Sat . "A next-generation inverse-geometry spallation-driven ultracold neutron source". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5109879.
@article{osti_1577882,
title = {A next-generation inverse-geometry spallation-driven ultracold neutron source},
author = {Leung, K. K. H. and Muhrer, G. and Hügle, T. and Ito, T. M. and Lutz, E. M. and Makela, M. and Morris, C. L. and Pattie, Jr., R. W. and Saunders, A. and Young, A. R.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1063/1.5109879},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
number = 22,
volume = 126,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record
DOI: 10.1063/1.5109879

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Scattering of ultra cold neutrons on nano-size bubbles
journal, October 2007

  • Gudkov, Vladimir
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 580, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2007.06.043

Transmission of very slow neutrons through material foils and its influence on the design of ultracold neutron sources
journal, September 2009

  • Atchison, F.; Blau, B.; Bollhalder, A.
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 608, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2009.06.047

Colloquium : The neutron lifetime
journal, November 2011


Initial MCNP6 Release Overview
journal, December 2012

  • Goorley, T.; James, M.; Booth, T.
  • Nuclear Technology, Vol. 180, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.13182/NT11-135

First production of ultracold neutrons with a solid deuterium source at the pulsed reactor TRIGA Mainz⋆
journal, November 2007


Comparison of the measured thermal neutron beam characteristics at the Lujan center with Monte Carlo transport calculations
journal, July 2004

  • Muhrer, G.; Pitcher, E. J.; Russell, G. J.
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 527, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2004.03.191

Measurement of quantum states of neutrons in the Earth’s gravitational field
journal, May 2003


Super-thermal sources of ultra-cold neutrons
journal, June 1975


How the Minuscule Can Contribute to the Big Picture: The Neutron Electric Dipole Moment Project at TRIUMF
conference, February 2017

  • Picker, Ruediger
  • Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Meson-Nucleon Physics and the Structure of the Nucleon (MENU2016)
  • DOI: 10.7566/JPSCP.13.010005

Realization of a gravity-resonance-spectroscopy technique
journal, April 2011

  • Jenke, Tobias; Geltenbort, Peter; Lemmel, Hartmut
  • Nature Physics, Vol. 7, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1038/nphys1970

Beta decay measurements with ultracold neutrons: a review of recent measurements and the research program at Los Alamos National Laboratory
journal, October 2014

  • Young, A. R.; Clayton, S.; Filippone, B. W.
  • Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, Vol. 41, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1088/0954-3899/41/11/114007

Supersource of Ultracold Neutrons at Wwr-M Reactor in pnpi and the Research Program on Fundamental Physics
journal, January 2011


Physics and technology of spallation neutron sources
journal, May 2001

  • Bauer, G. S.
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 463, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1016/S0168-9002(01)00167-X

The Calculation of Neutron Scattering Cross Sections for Silicon and Bismuth Crystal at Thermal Energies
journal, August 2002


The neutron. Its properties and basic interactions
journal, January 2008


Measurements of Ultracold-Neutron Lifetimes in Solid Deuterium
journal, December 2002


Performance of the Los Alamos National Laboratory spallation-driven solid-deuterium ultra-cold neutron source
journal, January 2013

  • Saunders, A.; Makela, M.; Bagdasarova, Y.
  • Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 84, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.4770063

Calculation of the ultracold neutron yield from a superfluid helium source in the WWR-M reactor
journal, August 2015


Effect of oxide films and structural inhomogeneities on transmission of ultracold neutrons through foils
journal, February 2016


Gravity Resonance Spectroscopy Constrains Dark Energy and Dark Matter Scenarios
journal, April 2014


Urban legends of thermal moderator design
journal, February 2012

  • Muhrer, G.
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 664, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2011.10.018

Spallation Ultracold Neutron Source of Superfluid Helium below 1 K
journal, March 2012


Program of Fundamental-Interaction Research for the Ultracold-Neutron Source at the the WWR-M Reactor
journal, March 2018


Preparation of facilities for fundamental research with ultracold neutrons at PNPI
journal, December 2009

  • Serebrov, A. P.; Mityuklyaev, V. A.; Zakharov, A. A.
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 611, Issue 2-3
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2009.07.078

The PSI ultra-cold neutron source
journal, December 2009

  • Anghel, A.; Atchison, F.; Blau, B.
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 611, Issue 2-3
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2009.07.077

Project of the ultracold and cold neutron source at the WWR-M reactor with superfluid helium as a moderator
journal, May 2010

  • Serebrov, A. P.; Mityukhlyaev, V. A.; Zakharov, A. A.
  • Physics of the Solid State, Vol. 52, Issue 5
  • DOI: 10.1134/S106378341005032X

Observation of ultracold-neutron production by 9-Å cold neutrons in superfluid helium
journal, March 1992


Transmission of Slow Neutrons by Liquid Helium
journal, February 1955

  • Sommers, Henry S.; Dash, J. Gregory; Goldstein, Louis
  • Physical Review, Vol. 97, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1103/PhysRev.97.855

Collective excitations in liquid 4 He: I. Experiment and presentation of data
journal, January 1994

  • Andersen, K. H.; Stirling, W. G.; Scherm, R.
  • Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Vol. 6, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/6/4/003

Ultracold neutrons: Their role in studies of condensed matter
journal, April 1996


Concepts of UCN sources for the FRM-II
journal, February 2000

  • Trinks, U.; Hartmann, F. J.; Paul, S.
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 440, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1016/S0168-9002(99)01059-1

Split-target neutronics and the MLNSC spallation target system
conference, January 1997

  • Russell, G. J.; Ferguson, P. D.; Pitcher, E. J.
  • The fourteenth international conference on the application of accelerators in research and industry, AIP Conference Proceedings
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.52599

Neutron beta decay
journal, September 2009


The neutron and its role in cosmology and particle physics
journal, October 2011


Experimental searches for the neutron electric dipole moment
journal, September 2009


Ultracold neutron accumulation in a superfluid-helium converter with magnetic multipole reflector
journal, July 2015


Electric dipole moments of atoms, molecules, nuclei, and particles
journal, January 2019


Outline of neutron scattering formalism
journal, January 1993

  • Berk, N. F.
  • Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Vol. 98, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.6028/jres.098.002

TRIUMF facility for a neutron electric dipole moment experiment
conference, January 2013

  • Martin, J. W.
  • 11TH CONFERENCE ON THE INTERSECTIONS OF PARTICLE AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS: (CIPANP 2012), AIP Conference Proceedings
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.4826737

New source for ultracold neutrons at the Institut Laue-Langevin
journal, July 2014


Measurement of neutron beam characteristics at the Manuel Lujan Jr. neutron scattering center
journal, June 2004

  • Ino, Takashi; Ooi, Motoki; Kiyanagi, Yoshiaki
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 525, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2004.02.003

Ultra-cold neutron transmission of clear and metal-coated polypropylene windows
journal, September 1988


Ultracold neutron source at the PULSTAR reactor: Engineering design and cryogenic testing
journal, December 2014

  • Korobkina, E.; Medlin, G.; Wehring, B.
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 767
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2014.08.016

Test of Lorentz Invariance with Spin Precession of Ultracold Neutrons
journal, August 2009


Shielding around spallation neutron sources.
journal, May 2006


Methods for Processing ENDF/B-VII with NJOY
journal, December 2010


Replica neutron guides for experiments with ultracold neutrons
journal, January 2017


First ultracold neutrons produced at TRIUMF
journal, February 2019


The interaction of Ultra-Cold Neutrons (UCN) with liquid helium and a superthermal UCN source
journal, September 1977


Fourth-generation spallation neutron target-moderator-reflector-shield assembly at the Manuel Lujan Jr. neutron scattering center
journal, March 2013

  • Mocko, M.; Muhrer, G.
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 704
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2012.11.103

Ultracold-neutron production and up-scattering in superfluid helium between 1.1 K and 2.4 K
journal, February 2016


Quasi-specular reflection of cold neutrons from nano-dispersed media at above-critical angles
journal, October 2010

  • Cubitt, R.; Lychagin, E. V.; Muzychka, A. Yu.
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 622, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2010.07.049

Superfluid-Helium Converter for Accumulation and Extraction of Ultracold Neutrons
journal, September 2007


On the storage of neutrons in superfluid 4He
journal, July 1979


Production of UCN by downscattering in superfluid He4
journal, September 2002


Spallation-driven Ultracold Neutron Sources: Concepts for a Next Generation Source
journal, January 2014


Spallation UCN Production for nEDM
journal, January 2014


The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center
journal, June 2006

  • Lisowski, Paul W.; Schoenberg, Kurt F.
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 562, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2006.02.178

Constraint on the coupling of axionlike particles to matter via an ultracold neutron gravitational experiment
journal, April 2007


Neutron lifetime measurement with the UCN trap-in-trap MAMBO II
journal, October 2010


Fundamental Neutron Physics
journal, December 2005


SNS proton power upgrade
journal, December 2017


New type of low temperature source of Ultra-cold neutrons and production of continous beams of UCN
journal, June 1983

  • Golub, R.; B�ning, K.
  • Zeitschrift f�r Physik B Condensed Matter, Vol. 51, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1007/BF01308763

Upgrade of the ultracold neutron source at the pulsed reactor TRIGA Mainz
journal, November 2017


Diffuse reflection of ultracold neutrons from low-roughness surfaces
journal, March 2010


A new source of cold and ultracold neutrons
journal, June 1986


Experimental study of ultracold neutron production in pressurized superfluid helium
journal, August 2015


Neutron production and thermal moderation at the PSI UCN source
journal, March 2015

  • Becker, H.; Bison, G.; Blau, B.
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 777
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2014.12.091