A high performance neutron polarimeter NPOL2 has been constructed to measure polarization transfer observables Dij for neutron kinetic energies of Tn = 150-400 MeV. The NPOL2 system consists of 6 planes of two-dimensional position-sensitive neutron detectors with a size of 1 × 1 × 0.1 m3. Neutron polarization is determined from the azimuthal distribution of the elastic n→ + p scattering in the scintillator material. The effective analyzing powers (Ayeff) of NPOL2 have been calibrated by using the polarized neutrons from the 0° 2H(p→,n→)pp reaction at Tp = 146, 228, 296, 346 and 392 MeV as well as by using the polarized neutrons from the 0° 6Li(p→,n→)6Be(g.s.) reaction at Tp = 228 MeV. The Ay;eff values of NPOL2 have reasonable values, typically 0.223 ± 0.012 and 0.132 ± 0.004 for (n→,n) and (n→,p) channels, respectively, at Tn = 291 MeV. The figure-of-merit value defined as εD.S.(Ay;eff)2 is over 4 × 10-4 for the wide neutron kinetic energy region of Tn = 200-400 MeV, where εD.S is the double scattering efficiency.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics