Neutron Diffractometer with a Position Sensitive Detector System
The neutron diffractometer with a Position Sensitive Detector system (PSD) at the Budapest Neutron Centre
The PSD neutron diffractometer is dedicated to atomic structure investigations of amorphous materials, liquids and crystalline materials with moderate resolution requirements. PSD is a 2-axis diffractometer equipped with a linear position-sensitive detector system. The detector assembly is mounted on the diffractometer arm and it spans a scattering angle range of 25° at a given detector position. The entire diffraction spectrum can be measured in five steps.
The detector system of PSD and its digital electronics was made in Studsvik NFL (Sweden). The detector system is based on three 3He-filled linear position sensitive Reuter-Stokes detectors (610 mm in length, 25 mm in diameter). The three detectors are placed above each other within the scattering plane. The dedicated electronics serves for electronic motion control and data transfer between the diffractometer and the computer.
A high temperature in-situ cell (for 20 to 900°C) is available at the PSD diffractometer.
Contact: Margit Fabian
|Channel:||Thermal 9T tangential|
|Primary collimator:||Soller-type: 20′|
|Take-off monochromator angle facility:||-5°<2θm<45°|
|Monochromatic wavelength:||0.1069 A|
|Flux at the sample position:||106 n/s/cm2|
|Beam size at specimen:||10 mm x 50 mm|
|Scattering angle 2θ:||5º< 2θ < 110º|
|Momentum transfer interval, Q:||0.6-9.2 A-1|
|Monitor counter||Fission chamber|
|Detector system||3 linear position sensitive 3He detectors
The detector assembly spans 25º
scattering angle at a given position
|Data collection||Xilinx preprogrammed unit|
|Data transfer and control||PC-AT with Eagle I/O card and a dedicated electronic device|
|Remote control and file transfer||Windows programme package|
Detailed information can be found on the instrument’s webpage.