D20 - High-intensity two-axis diffractometer with variable resolution
D20 is very high intensity 2-axis diffractometer equipped with a large microstrip detector. Due to the extremely high neutron flux, it opens up new possibilities for real-time experiments on very small samples.
Assembly of the microstrip gas-chamber position sensitive detector (2000). The advantages of this technology are a very homogeneous response, a very high stability and the possibility of very high counting rates.
The movie shows the construction of this large one-dimensional multidetector. With the micro-strip gas-chamber (MSGC) technology, the delicate streched wires of classic gas multidetectors are replaced by metallic strips engraved on a special glass substratum.