Neutron Physics Laboratory


NPL is a part of the Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, in order to perform neutron physics experiments according to its research programme as well as to provide experimental facilities and research experience for external users. Research activities of the neutron physicists of NPL are concentrated at the medium power reactor LVR-15 (10 MW mean power) which belongs to the neighbouring Nuclear Research Institute, plc. (NRI, plc). The NRI, plc. operates the reactor LVR-15on a commercial basis.

The reactor operates on average about 170 days per year. A pattern of operating cycles of three weeks, each followed by a period of about one week for maintenance and instrumentation development, has been established.

NPL operates 8 instruments installed at 5 radial horizontal beam tubes (for experiments in nuclear physics, solid state physics and materials research) and two vertical irradiation channels (for neutron activation analysis) hired at NRI, plc. For details see the following links:


Contents:


  1. List of Instruments

  2. Research Reactor LVR-15

  3. Neutron Guide Tube

  4. Thermal Neutron Depth Profiling

  5. Prompt Gamma Activation Facility

  6. Thermal Neutron Capture Facility

  7. Multipurpose Double Axis Diffractometer SPN-100

  8. Neutron powder diffractometer MEREDIT

  9. Double-Crystal SANS Diffractometer DN-2

  10. Neutron Interferometer

  11. High-Resolution Stress/Strain Diffractometer TKSN-400

  12. Neutron Activation Analysis


  Access programme
 

List of Instruments


 
 

Channel

Instrument

Instrument responsible

Address

HC-3a

Thermal Neutron Depth Profiling T-NDP

J. Vacík

Nuclear Physics Institute, 25068 Rez near Prague 
Phone: 420-2-66172340 
Fax: 420-2-20941130 

E-mail: vacik@ujf.cas.cz

HC-3b

Prompt Gamma Activation Facility

J. Honzátko

Nuclear Physics Institute, 25068 Rez near Prague 
Phone: 420-2-66173129 
Fax: 420-2-20941130 

E-mail: honzatko@ujf.cas.cz

HC-3c

Facility for studying g-g coincidences following thermal neutron capture

I. Tomandl

Nuclear Physics Institute, 25068 Rez near Prague 
Phone: 420-2-66173129 
Fax: 420-2-20941130 

E-mail: tomandl@ujf.cas.cz

HC-4

Multipurpose Two-Axis Diffractometer SPN-100

P. Mikula

Nuclear Physics Institute, 25068 Rez near Prague 
Phone: 420-2-66173553, 420-2-20940141 
Fax: 420-2-20941130 

E-mail: mikula@ujf.cas.cz

MEREDIT

Neutron powder diffractometer

P. Beran

Nuclear Physics Institute, 25068 Rez near Prague 
Phone: 420-2-66173140 
Fax: 420-2-20941130 

E-mail: pberan@ujf.cas.cz

HC-8a

Double Crystal SANS Diffractometer DN-2

J. Šaroun

P.Strunz

Nuclear Physics Institute, 25068 Rez near Prague 
Phone: 420-2-66173140, 2034 
Fax: 420-2-20941130 

E-mail: saroun@ujf.cas.cz, strunz@ujf.cas.cz

HC-8b

Neutron Interferometer

M.Vrána

Nuclear Physics Institute, 25068 Rez near Prague 
Phone: 420-2-66173140 
Fax: 420-2-20941130 

E-mail: vrana@ujf.cas.cz

HC-9

High-Resolution Stress/Strain Diffractometer TKSN-400

P. Lukáš

Nuclear Physics Institute, 25068 Rez near Prague 
Phone: 420-2-66172034 
Fax: 420-2-20941130 

E-mail: lukas@ujf.cas.cz

NA_A

Neutron Activation Analysis NAA

J. Kučera

Nuclear Physics Institute, 25068 Rez near Prague 
Phone: 420-2-66172268 
Fax: 420-2-20941130 

E-mail: kucera@ujf.cas.cz










Access: 999999