D19 - Thermal neutron single crystal diffractometer

The large structures diffractometer D19 is the monochromatic thermal neutron single crystal diffractometer of choice for determination of crystal structures with unit cells in the range of 102 to 106 Å3.
It is also unique for fibre diffraction studies of biological and industrial fibres.

Applications

Single crystal

  • Organometallic complexes
  • Hydrogen-bonded systems
  • Mineral composition
  • Changes of structure with temperature
  • Biological molecules and proteins

Fibres

  • Hydrogen bonding in biopolymers
  • Hydratation studies of biopolymers
  • Structural studies of industrial polymers

Polycrystals

  • Texture Alpine rocks and magnetic samples




Another view of the instrument

Sax Mason preparing the experiment. Here again the sample is inside a cryocooler.