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See detailCharacterisation of the polarised neutron beam at the small angle scattering instrument SANS-I with a polarised proton target
Aswal, V. K.; van den Brandt, B.; Hautle, P. et al

in Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment (2008), 586

A transmission neutron polariser (Fe/Si supermirror) has been successfully implemented in the small angle neutron scattering instrument SANS-I at the SINQ neutron source. The polariser is needed for ... [more ▼]

A transmission neutron polariser (Fe/Si supermirror) has been successfully implemented in the small angle neutron scattering instrument SANS-I at the SINQ neutron source. The polariser is needed for investigations of magnetic nanostructures as well as for spin contrast variation techniques relying on the spin-dependent neutron scattering length of polarised nuclei. The V-shaped polariser is installed in the first section of the collimator system of the SANS instrument and its performance is optimised for neutrons with a wavelength between 0.5 and 1.0 nm. For a precise polarisation analysis of a beam with selectable incident divergence, such as in SANS experiments, an opaque spin filter is ideal. We used a solid polarised proton target exploiting the strong spin-dependent neutron scattering cross-section of hydrogen and determined the neutron beam polarisation to a precision of 0.5% for different collimations in a broad wavelength band. [less ▲]

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