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Instruments & Support : Instruments & groups > OrientExpress > Description

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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

A general view of the instrument

OrientExpress is shown here in the transmission geometry.