ken andersen

Ken Andersen

Head of Neutron Instruments Division

Research Interests

  • Design and optimization of neutron instruments for steady-state and pulsed sources
  • Neutron optics for transport and focusing
  • Polarization analysis techniques
  • Integration of neutron instruments with sources and shielding

Current Projects and Collaborations

  • Member of the Scientific Council of the ILL, Grenoble
  • Member of the Proposal Evaluation Committee of the Materials and Life Sciences Facility at J-PARC, Japan
  • Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A
  • Member of Programme or Advisory Committees for ICNS, ECNS, ICANS, PNCMI

Selected Publications

  • About 150 publications in refereed journals. H-index: 25
  • Optimization of moderators and beam extraction at the ESS, K.H. Andersen, M. Bertelsen, L. Zanini, E.B. Klinkby, T. Schönfeldt, P.M. Bentley, J. Saroun, J.Appl.Cryst. (2018) 51 264-281
  • A Proposal for a Next Generation European Neutron Source, K.H. Andersen and C.J. Carlile, J. Phys.: Conference Series (2016) 746 012030
  • Simulation of a suite of generic long-pulse neutron instruments to optimize the time structure of the European Spallation Source, K. Lefmann, K.H. Kleno, J.O. Birk, B.R. Hansen, S.L. Holm, E. Knudsen, K. Lieutenant, L. von Moos, M. Sales, P.K. Willendrup, K.H. Andersen, Rev. Sci. Instr. (2013) 84, 055106
  • High intensity neutron beamlines, Phillip M. Bentley, Carsten P. Cooper-Jensen, Ken H. Andersen, Rev. Accel. Sci. Tech. (2013) 06 259
  • Polarized 3He spin-filters using MEOP for wide-angle polarization analysis  K.H. Andersen, D. Jullien, A.K. Petoukhov, P. Mouveau, F. Bordenave, F. Thomas, E. Babcock Physica B (2009) 404 2652-2654
  • Optimization of focusing neutronic devices using artifical intelligence techniques  P.M. Bentley and K.H. Andersen J. Appl. Cryst. (2009) 42 217-224
  • Disordered materials studied using neutron polarization analysis on the multi-detector spectrometer, D7  J.R. Stewart, P.P. Deen, K.H. Andersen, H. Schober, J.F. Barthelemy, J.M. Hillier, A.P. Murani, T. Hayes, B. Lindenau J. Appl. Cryst. (2009) 42 69-84
  • FIRES: A novel neutron back-scattering spectrometer  F. Demmel and K.H. Andersen Meas. Sci. Technol. (2008) 19 034021
  • Tailored instrumentation for long-pulse neutron spallation sources  H. Schober, E. Farhi, F. Mezei, P. Allenspach, K.H. Andersen, P. Bentley, P. Christiansen, R. Cubitt, R.K. Heenan, J. Kulda, P. Langan, K. Lefmann, K. Lieutenant, M. Monkenbusch, P. Willendrup, J. Saroun, P. Tindemans, G. Zsigmond Nucl. Instr. Meth. A (2008) 589 34-46
  • Backscattering spectrometers at the ESS  K.H. Andersen J. Neutron Res. (2002) 10 179-186
  • High-resolution measurements of rotons in 4He  K.H. Andersen, J. Bossy, J.C. Cook, O.G. Randl, J.-L. Ragazzoni Phys. Rev. Lett. (1996) 77 4043-4045

Career History

  • 2012-present Adjunct Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University
  • 2002-2010 Head of the Neutron Optics Laboratory at the Institut Laue-Langevin
  • 1999-2002 Instrument scientist for the OSIRIS spectrometer at ISIS (UK)
  • 1995-1999 Instrument scientist for the D7 diffractometer at the ILL
  • 1992-1994 Post-doc at the KEK (Japan)
  • 1988-1991 PhD student at Keele University (UK) and ILL (France)