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UCN production with a single crystal of ortho-deuterium

TitleUCN production with a single crystal of ortho-deuterium
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsUtsuro, M, Tanaka, M, Mishima, K, Nagai, Y, Shima, T, Fukuda, Y, Kohmoto, T, Momose, T, Moriai, A, Okumura, K, Yoshino, H
JournalJOURNAL OF RESEARCH OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
Volume110
Pagination273-277
Date PublishedMAY-JUN
ISSN1044-677X
Abstract

The present paper reports on the preliminary experimental results concerning a new concept of ultracold neutron production with a single crystal converter of ortho-deuterium lying in the ground rotational state at the low temperature of about 10 K, which should make it possible to utilize a guided cold neutron beam instead of irradiating the converter material in the inside of high radiation fields. The successful observation of the clear Bragg scattering pattern from the single crystal converter and the reasonable results from the first experimental trial of the ultracold neutron production with the single crystal are shown.

DOI10.6028/jres.110.038