Bulk effects in the coherent inelastic scattering of ultracold neutrons

  • A. L. Barabanov
  • S. T. Belyaev
Interdisciplinary Topics


With the use of a theory developed earlier, bulk effects in ultracold neutron coherent inelastic scattering are considered both for solid and liquid target samples related to energy and momentum exchange with phonon and diffusion-like modes. For the neutron in a material trap, differential and integral probabilities for the energy transfer per bounce are presented in a simple analytic form which exhibits parameter dependence. As an example, the theoretical values for the ultracold-neutron loss rate from a storage bottle with Fomblin-coated walls and stainless-steel walls are evaluated. A possible contribution from incoherent inelastic scattering is discussed.


28.20.-v Neutron physics 61.12.-q Neutron diffraction and scattering 89.90.+n Other topics in areas of applied and interdisciplinary physics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. L. Barabanov
    • 1
  • S. T. Belyaev
    • 1
  1. 1.Kurchatov InstituteMoscowRussia

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