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VIVALDI - Laue diffraction

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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A thermal-neutron Laue diffractometer for physics, chemistry and materials science

VIVALDI (Very Intense Vertical Axis Laue Diffractometer) surveys large volumes of reciprocal space rapidly using the Laue technique with a cylindrical image-plate detector on a white neutron beam. It can provide a ten- to hundred-fold gain in efficiency over a conventional monochromatic diffractometer.

The video below shows setting up the instrument, and each stage of the measurement of a neutron Laue-diffraction pattern. Note that some of the sequences have been substantially speeded-up to shorten the movie.

Ref.: Wilkinson C., Cowan J.A., Myles D.A.A., Cipriani F., McIntyre G.J. (2002) VIVALDI - A Thermal-Neutron Laue Diffractometer for Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science, Neutron News 13, 37-41.


Movie by A. Filhol & G. McIntyre

© 2004-2007, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France

Movie files (576x768 pixels, duration 3'20"): .mp4 (24 Mb), .webm (16.4 Mb)
Movie files (640x480 pixels, duration 3'20"): .mp4 (16.9 Mb), .webm (23 Mb)

English checked by: Ronen Ghosh, April 2007.
Updates: A.Filhol, 26 Sept 2008, 9 Sept 09, 19 April 2012.

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