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Design and performance of a superconducting neutron resonance spin flipper...

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Review of Scientific Instruments
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Despite the challenges, neutron resonance spin echo still holds the promise to improve upon neutron spin echo for the measurement of slow dynamics in materials. We present a bootstrap, radio frequency neutron spin flipper using high temperature superconducting technology capable of flipping neutron spin with either nonadiabatic or adiabatic modes. A frequency of 2 MHz has been achieved, which would achieve an effective field integral of 0.35 T m for a meter of separation in a neutron resonance spin echo spectrometer at the current device specifications. In bootstrap mode, the self-cancellation of Larmor phase aberrations can be achieved with the appropriate selection of the polarity of the gradient coils.