CRG - Advanced Reflectometer for the Analysis of Materials

Super ADAM is a redesigned version of ADAM. This CRG reflectometer for the analysis of materials is an angle dispersive fixed wavelength machine with horizontal scattering plane. The new instrument has two operation modes. A high flux option (focussing monochromator made of intercalated graphite), mainly dedicated for soft matter research, and a lower flux option but with an improved Q resolution. It offers unique possibilities especially for measurements on magnetic samples due to the high resolution and the possibility of high polarisation and an accurate polarisation analysis.


Super ADAM offers extended capabilities making it possible to envision new types of experiments.

  • Solid Films and Superlattices: Layer magnetizations and hysteresis, Lateral patterns, GISANS, Exchange coupling, Antiferromagnetic exchange coupling of Heusler alloys, Exchange bias effects, Isotopic superlattices, Phase transitions, Hydrogen and oxygen profiles in metal superlattices, Superconductivity
  • Soft Films and Multilayers at Solid-Air and Solid-Liquid interfaces: Biomimic membranes, Colloids, Liquids under shear
  • Materials Science: Polyelectrolytes, Ion Implantation, Ionic Liquids, Ferrofluids
  • Technical developments: Neutron waveguides as neutron optical devices, Characterization of Si perfect crystals for USANS

The two options of SuperADAM

High resolution option: pyrolytic graphite monochromator (mosaicity <0.5°). Double bouncing Bragg or supermirror filter cutting higher harmonics by a factor of 104. Highly sophisticated polarisation option.
Low resolution option: monochromator made of intercalated graphite (higher mosaicity, focusing, considerably higher neutron flux) resulting in a large dynamical range.