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Cost Optimisation of an Instrument Suite at an Accelerator-Driven Spallation Source

@article{Bentley2016CostOO,
  title={Cost Optimisation of an Instrument Suite at an Accelerator-Driven Spallation Source},
  author={Phillip M Bentley and Carolin Zendler and Oliver Kirstein},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Detectors},
  year={2016}
}
This artcile presents an optimisation of performance and cost of neutron scattering instrumentation at the European Spallation Source. This is done by trading detailed cost functions against beam transmission functions in a multi-dimensional, yet simple, parameter space. On the one hand, the neutron guide cost increases as a power of the desired beam divergence, and inversely with the minimum wavelength, due to the supermirror coating needed. On the other hand, the more neutrons are transported… 

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