Diffraction group (DIF)
The instruments of the Diffraction group (DIF) use neutron diffraction for studying the structure of materials used in everyday life. The latter can be in the form of liquid or amorphous materials, crystalline powders or single crystals. The atomic and/or magnetic structures of metal/alloys, mineral, organic, macromolecular or biological materials can be investigated.
Laue diffractometers are single crystal diffractometers using a polychromatic neutrons beam. These instruments are able to simultaneously collect a large number of Bragg reflections making it possible to assess the sample quality and/or measure the structure in a much shorter period of time.