On the resolution of a MIEZE spectrometer

Abstract : We study the effect of a finite sample size, beam divergence and detector thickness on the resolution function of a MIEZE spectrometer. We provide a transparent analytical framework which can be used to determine the optimal trade-off between incoming flux and time-resolution for a given experimental configuration. The key result of our approach is that the usual limiting factor of MIEZE spectroscopy, namely neutron path length differences throughout the instrument, can be suppressed up to relatively large momentum transfers by using a proper small-angle (SANS) geometry. Under such configuration, the hitherto accepted limits of MIEZE spectroscopy in terms of time-resolution are pushed upwards by typically an order of magnitude, giving access to most of the topical fields in soft- and hard-condensed matter physics.
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Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A, 2018, 882, pp.11-16. 〈10.1016/j.nima.2017.11.021〉
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N. Martin. On the resolution of a MIEZE spectrometer. Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A, 2018, 882, pp.11-16. 〈10.1016/j.nima.2017.11.021〉. 〈hal-01669678〉



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