OrientExpress - Test Laue neutron-diffractometer

OrientExpress is an automatic Laue neutron-diffractometer based upon two high-performance image-intensified CCD cameras coupled to a large-area neutron scintillator. It allows electronic capture of neutron Laue diffraction patterns in a very short time (few seconds). A gain of about 100 in efficiency is obtained compared to the conventional film method with comparable spatial resolution.


  • minute sample orientation
  • assessment of sample quality
  • diffuse scattering

Instrument layout