Thermal neutron diffractometer for single-crystal

          *** Instrument now decommisionned ***

The thermal neutron normal-beam diffractometer D15 was used for a wide range of physical problems including the determination of magnetic phase diagrams, of pressure-temperature phase diagrams or a combination of all these. It was also often used for determination of magnetic and nuclear structures in preparation for spin density studies with polarised neutrons.

Applications

  • Determination of crystallographic and magnetic structures
  • Studies of phase transitions
  • Determination of magnetic field temperature phase diagrams, which are the compulsory starting points of any investigation of the magnetic properties of solids.

D15 in its normal beam setup

The normal beam setup was ideal for single crystal diffraction with demanding sample environments (e.g. low temperature, high pressure and/or high magnetic field).