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Rev Sci Instrum. 2017 Sep;88(9):095103. doi: 10.1063/1.5001525.

Setup for polarized neutron imaging using in situ 3He cells at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor CG-1D beamline.

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1
Neutron Science Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831, USA.
2
Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy, D-14109 Berlin, Germany.
3
Institute Laue-Langevin, 38042 Grenoble Cedex, France.

Abstract

In the present study, we report a new setup for polarized neutron imaging at the ORNL High Flux Isotope Reactor CG-1D beamline using an in situ 3He polarizer and analyzer. This development is very important for extending the capabilities of the imaging instrument at ORNL providing a polarized beam with a large field-of-view, which can be further used in combination with optical devices like Wolter optics, focusing guides, or other lenses for the development of microscope arrangement. Such a setup can be of advantage for the existing and future imaging beamlines at the pulsed neutron sources. The first proof-of-concept experiment is performed to study the ferromagnetic phase transition in the Fe3Pt sample. We also demonstrate that the polychromatic neutron beam in combination with in situ 3He cells can be used as the initial step for the rapid measurement and qualitative analysis of radiographs.

PMID:
28964173
DOI:
10.1063/1.5001525

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