Dec 8 – 9, 2022
Europe/Berlin timezone

Concept study of an indirect spectrometer of mushroom type at the reactor source FRM II

Dec 9, 2022, 2:00 PM


Board: P-046
Poster Neutron Methods Poster Session


Ran Tang (Technical Univertsity Munich)


Mushroom is a concept of an indirect neutron spectrometer with a secondary spectrometer based on a super flat-cone analyser made of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite with an array of position-sensitive detectors (PSD) below it. This combination of the analyser and PSD gives the complete information of the outgoing wave vectors from each detected point on the PSDs. The idea has been first presented by R. Bewley for a new spectrometer at the spallation source ISIS in the UK. We aim to adapt the Mushroom concept to the reactor source at FRM II, such that a much higher count rate can be reached than at a traditional triple-axis spectrometer (TAS). This is possible thanks to the special analyser in Mushroom covering a solid angle up to 2π steradian. This allows for obtaining an overview of the dispersion relation and/or diffuse scattering with only a few scans. We report on the theoretical calculations of matching the resolution function of the secondary to the primary spectrometer using monochromatized neutrons from one of the neutrons guides of FRM II. Besides this McStas simulations are presented showing predictions on the instrument performance.

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Ran Tang (Technical Univertsity Munich)


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