Oct 16 – 20, 2016
Europe/Zurich timezone

PULSTAR UCN source: studying solid deuterium growth and evolution

Oct 19, 2016, 5:30 PM
Oral Advanced muon and ultracold neutron sources We - 4


Dr Ekaterina Korobkina (NC State University)


Solid deuterium is one of the two practical choices for making UCN convertors at modern UCN sources. The quality of the solid deuterium (SD2) crystal is crucial for obtaining a high UCN yield. The growth of deuterium was intensively studied for small targets in fusion and neutrino mass experiments, also in a somewhat larger size in preparation for the operation of the PSI UCN source. At PULSTAR we are able to study deuterium growth in a full-sized cryostat. A summary of the results of recent runs will be presented.

Primary author

Dr Ekaterina Korobkina (NC State University)

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