2015 journal article

Ultracold neutron accumulation in a superfluid-helium converter with magnetic multipole reflector


By: O. Zimmer* & R. Golub n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
7. Affordable and Clean Energy (OpenAlex)
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Added: August 6, 2018

We analyze accumulation of ultracold neutrons (UCN) in a superfluid-helium converter vessel surrounded by a magnetic multipole reflector. We solved the spin-dependent rate equation, employing formulas valid for adiabatic spin transport of trapped UCN in mechanical equilibrium. Results for saturation UCN densities are obtained in dependence of order and strength of the multipolar field. The addition of magnetic storage to neutron optical potentials can increase the density and energy of the low field seeking UCN produced and serves to mitigate the effects of wall losses on the source performance. It also can provide a highly polarized sample of UCN without need to polarize the neutron beam incident on the converter. This work was performed in preparation of the UCN source project SuperSUN at the ILL.