High resolution diffractometer with variable vertical focusing
D16 is a highly versatile small-q diffractometer for the study of partially ordered structures with a geometry optimized for diffraction in reflection geometry on multilayer systems, Small- and Wide-Angle Scattering (SANS-WANS) with pinhole geometry, as well as wide-angle diffraction applied to powders, liquids and glasses. Its low Δq/q resolution provided by a Δλ/λ = 0.01 combined to 1D slit collimation or 2D pinhole collimation provides a flexible beam geometry for the various sample shapes and sizes. This flexibility allows for optimized flux or resolution required to adapt counting times with respect to the needs of each experiment (resolution, number of samples, coherent signal level, etc.).
The strength of the user program lies in a historically strong and stable base in the field of model and biological membranes and the capacity to host in parallel a very diverse community in other scientific fields.
A general view of the instrument
Here the instrument is at its old location (H17 cold neutron guide). It is set for a neutron wavelength of 4.5 Å an equiped with a humidity chamber.