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.
Single crystal diffractometers
Single-crystal diffraction is a powerful method for the investigation of structural details in condensed matter. Hot neutrons are required to uncover the finest details in the nuclear positions and neutron spin polarisation is a handle to separate mixed components (nuclear polarisation, magnetic and electronic scattering). These diffractometers can be used to find: