The neutron moderators for the European Spallation Source

L. Zanini*, K. Batkov, E. Klinkby, F. Mezei, T. Schönfeldt, A. Takibayev

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    The European Spallation Source will have 42 beam ports as a grid available for a variety of instruments, mostly neutron scattering experiments. Bi-spectral extraction for thermal and cold neutrons must be available to all the beam ports. The moderator design to deliver such neutron beams was driven by the low-dimensional moderator concept. The adopted design, consisting of one flat (3 cm high) moderator placed above the spallation target was considered valid for the initial instruments suite. ESS will however have a beam port system designed such that it will be possible to extract neutrons from moderators above and below the target. With all initial instruments pointing to the top moderator, this opens the possibility to have different types of moderators at the bottom, so that other neutron beams of different intensity, or spectral shape, with respect to the ones delivered by the top moderator, could be envisaged, adding additional scientific opportunities to the facility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012066
    Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Issue number1
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event22nd meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources - University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Duration: 27 Mar 201731 Mar 2017
    Conference number: 22


    Conference22nd meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources
    LocationUniversity of Oxford
    CountryUnited Kingdom

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