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SALSA - Strain scanner

A series of short movies showing how neutron experiments are prepared or performed. Some of these movies have an historical interest since they captured important moments in the life of the ILL.

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An advanced neutron strain analyser (2005)

SALSA is an advanced neutron strain analyser for large scale engineering applications. It is dedicated to the determination of residual stresses in a broad range of applications in terms of components and materials. It is designed for actually performing diffraction measurements on “real” engineering components and is optimised for stress determination in metallic components.

The video below demonstrates the main features of SALSA and how it operates.

  - T.Pirling, G.Bruno and P.J.Withers (2006) "SALSA, a new concept for strain mapping at the ILL", Mat. Sci. Eng. A, 437, 139-144.
  - D.J. Hughes, G. Bruno, T. Pirling and P.J. Withers (2006) "First impressions of SALSA: The new engineering instrument at ILL", Neutron News 17, 3, 28-32.

Movie by Alain Filhol

©2005-2007, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France.

Movie files (768x576 pixels, duration 2'00): .mp4 (13.5 Mb), .webm (18.8 Mb)
Movie files (640x480 pixels, duration 2'00): .mp4 (10.4 Mb), .webm (12.9 Mb)
Movie files (320x240 pixels, duration 2'00): <media 56104 _top - "VIDEO, SALSA-S-05-En, SALSA-S-05-En.wmv, 3.7 MB">.wmv</media> (3.7 Mb)fileadmin/users_files/multimedia/video/ILL-experiments/SALSA/SALSA-05-M-En.webm.

English checked by: Ronen Ghosh, April 2007.
Updates: A.Filhol, 26 Sept 2008, 9 Sept 2009, 18 April 2012.

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