Crystal acceleration effect for cold neutrons in vicinity of Bragg resonance

Yu P. Braginetz, Ya A. Berdnikov, V. V. Fedorov, V. V. Voronin

Research output


A new mechanism of neutron acceleration in the accelerated perfect crystal is proposed and studied experimentally. The effect arises due to the resonance energy dependence of the neutron refraction index in vicinity of the Bragg's energy. During the neutron time-of-flight through the accelerated crystal the relative neutron-crystal velocity will be changing (with the deviation from the exact Bragg condition) and so the refraction index and the velocity of outgoing neutron will change as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-335
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2018

Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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