A Si-analyzer neutron backscattering spectrometer, DNA, in MLF is the first indirect geometry instrument which chooses the coupled moderator as a pulsed neutron source in addition with a high speed disc chopper as a pulse-shaping device, aiming for high energy resolution with high intensity. The pulse-shaping has the advantage of obtaining a variety of slit opening times. On the other hand, it has the disadvantage of limiting the wavelength band width measured within one pulse-shaped neutron beam. This disadvantage is solved by employing 4 slit discs on the pulse-shaping chopper and generating multiple pulse-shaped incident beams to realize efficient measuring, the so called Repetition Rate Multiplication: RRM technique. The automatic phasing procedure for the RRM technique is firstly discussed.
- Neutron scattering instrument
- Repetition rate multiplication