Current status of a new polarized neutron reflectometer at the intense pulsed neutron source of the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF) of J-PARC
Takeda, Masayasu ; Yamazaki, Dai ; Soyama, Kazuhiko ; Maruyama, Ryuji ; Hayashida, Hirotoshi; Asaoka, Hidehito ; Yamazaki, Tatsuya; Kubota, Masato ; Aizawa, Kazuya ; Arai, Masatoshi; Inamura, Yasuhiro ; Ito, Takayoshi*; Kaneko, Koji ; Nakamura, Tatsuya ; Nakatani, Takeshi ; Oikawa, Kenichi ; Ohara, Takashi* ; Sakaguchi, Yoshifumi*; Sakasai, Kaoru ; Shinohara, Takenao ; Suzuki, Junichi*; Suzuya, Kentaro; Tamura, Itaru ; To, Kentaro ; Yamagishi, Hideshi*; Yoshida, Noboru*; Hirano, Tatsumi*
The construction of a new polarized neutron reflectometer is now in progress at the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF) of the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC). MLF has the world's brightest pulsed neutron and muon sources (JSNS and MUSE). The user program of MLF has been already started in 2008, and now nine neutron and two muon spectrometers are in operation. Installation of the new reflectometer was expected to be completed in March 2011. However, the construction was interrupted by the massive earthquake hitting northeast Japan, including Tokai-mura where J-PARC is located. We expect to restart the user program of the new polarized neutron reflectometer at the beginning of next year (2012).