First measurements with the new 3He-filled Monoblock Aluminium Multitube neutron detector developed at the ILL for ANSTO PLATYPUS reflectometer

Luis Abuel, Friedl Bartsch, Andrew Berry, Jean-Claude Buffet, Sylvain Cuccaro, Patrick van-Esch, Bruno Guerard, Stephen A. Holt, Julien Marchal, Paolo Mutti, Kevin Ollivier, Jerome Pentenero (+4 others)
2020 Journal of Neutron Research  
A detector upgrade was carried out on the PLATYPUS instrument dedicated to neutron reflectometry at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). The new detector, developed in the framework of a research collaboration between the ILL and ANSTO, is based on the Monoblock Aluminium Multi-tube (MAM) detector design already in use on several reflectometers and SANS instruments at the ILL. This article provides a technical description of the mechanical design and read-out
more » ... n and read-out electronics of the PLATYPUS detector and its commissioning on the PLATYPUS instrument. The main detector performance parameters have been measured and are presented here as well as the characterisation methods and the results of several reflectometry measurements. These measurements show an improvement in experimental data quality resulting from high positional resolution, high detection efficiency and reduced neutron scattering background in the 2.5–19 Å neutron wavelength range used in PLATYPUS instrument.
doi:10.3233/jnr-200179 fatcat:t6eztq6h7vbfdlkpepttjjv7d4