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Neutron guide

United States Patent

5,949,840
September 7, 1999
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A neutron guide in which lengths of cylindrical glass tubing have rectangular glass plates properly dimensioned to allow insertion into the cylindrical glass tubing so that a sealed geometrically precise polygonal cross-section is formed in the cylindrical glass tubing. The neutron guide provides easier alignment between adjacent sections than do the neutron guides of the prior art.
Greene; Geoffrey L. (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
09/ 200,363
November 25, 1998
The present invention generally relates to the field of neutron scattering and nuclear physics research and more particularly to the neutron guides used to transport neutrons from a neutron source to neutron experimental facilities. This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.