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Achromatic Multi Beam Two Phase Grating Neutron Interferometer

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Author(s)

Michael G. Huber, Daniel S. Hussey, Muhammad D. Arif, David L. Jacobson, Jacob LaManna, Wakana Ueno, Han Wen, Dmitry Pushin, Dusan Sarenac, David Cory, Houxun Miao, Takenao Shinohara, Joseph Parker

Abstract

We demonstrate a two phase grating multi beam neutron interferometer by adopting a modified Ronchi setup [1] to a neutron beam in a far-field regime. The functionality of the interferometer is based on the universal moiré effect that was recently implemented for X-ray phasecontrast imaging in the far field regime. Interference fringes were achieved with monochromatic, bichromatic, and alychromatic neutron beams; for both continuous and pulsed beams. This far-field neutron interferometry allows for the utilization of the full neutron flux for the precise measurements of potential gradients, and expands neutron phase-contrast imaging techniques to more intense polycromatic neutron beams.
Citation
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Keywords

Neutron Interferometry, Neutron Imaging, Far-Field Interferometry

Citation

Huber, M. , , D. , Arif, M. , Duewer, D. , LaManna, J. , Ueno, W. , Wen, H. , Pushin, D. , Sarenac, D. , Cory, D. , Miao, H. , Shinohara, T. and Parker, J. (2021), Achromatic Multi Beam Two Phase Grating Neutron Interferometer, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=921124 (Accessed October 23, 2021)
Created April 21, 2021, Updated May 3, 2021