ken andersen

Ken Andersen

Head of Instruments and neutron beams division
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

Selected Publications

  • 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
  • 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