Validated scattering kernels for triphenylmethane at cryogenic temperatures
1 Neutron Physics Department, Centro Atómico Bariloche - Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Argentina
2 ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX, United Kingdom
3 Institut Laue Langevin, 71, Av. des Martyrs, 38042 Grenoble, FRANCE
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Published online: 30 September 2020
Cold neutrons are widely used in different fields of research such as the study of the structure and dynamics of solids and liquids, the investigation of magnetic materials, biological systems, polymer science, and a rapidly growing area of industrial applications. In a pulsed neutron source where the pulse width is an important parameter to be considered, hydrogenated materials are often used because of their high energy transfer in each collision. The preliminary scattering kernel for triphenylmethane, a material of great potential interest for cold neutron production, had been presented at the ND2016 conference. Here, a new model for the generation of the scattering kernels for this material, together with experimental results on its total cross section measured at the VESUVIO instrument (ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, United Kingdom) is presented. The thermal scattering kernel was generated by means of the NJOY Nuclear Data Processing system, using as input the vibrational modes obtained by density functional theory techniques (DFT). The agreement between measurements and our model validates the scattering kernel construction and the cross section library generated in ENDF and ACE formats.
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