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A Strategy for Handling Aberration in Spherical Neutron Polarimetry



Jacob Tosado, Wangchun Chen, Efrain E. Rodriguez


We present a strategy for identifying and correcting for aberration effects in Spherical Neutron Polarimetry. The transformation of the neutron beam polarization vector due to scattering from a material is determined with Spherical Neutron Polarimetry. This neutron scattering technique measures the three cardinal components of the scattered polarization for any chosen cardinal direction of the incident polarization for a given Bragg reflection. As a consequence, the instrumentation required for this technique is desired to be capable of measuring the three-dimensional polarization vector over the sphere. As with all instrumentation, the field of measurement is subject to aberration which must be characterized.
Proceedings Title
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Conference Dates
July 3-6, 2018
Conference Location
Abingdon, -1
Conference Title
12th International Conference on Polarised Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations Journal of Physics: Conference Series


Spherical Neutron Polarimetry, Aberration
Created December 11, 2019, Updated February 25, 2020