Kardjilov, N.; Hilger, A.; Manke, I.; Woracek, R.; Banhart, J.: CONRAD-2: the new neutron imaging instrument at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. Journal of Applied Crystallography 49 (2016), p. 195-202
The construction of the new neutron imaging instrument at the BER-2 research reactor of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has greatly increased the potential of the facility. The redesign of the facility included improvements of the neutron extraction and transportation systems, more effective shielding, and innovative instrumentation. The cold neutron flux at the neutron guide exit was increased by more than one order of magnitude, which allowed for an implementation of methods that require monochromatic or polarized beams, thus enabling the exploitation of nonconventional contrast mechanisms such as phase, diffraction and magnetic contrasts. The improved instrument design also facilitates the development of high-resolution neutron tomography by providing an increased beam intensity at the sample position.