Neutron Laue diffractometer

Simulated experiment

A principle of a neutron Laue diffractometer is extremely simple. When a single crystal is placed in a white beam it diffracts neutrons in many directions. The diffracted beams which hit the detector surface produce so called Bragg dots of varying intensities depending on the atomic structure of the material. The shape of the Bragg spots tells us about the quality of the sample. The location and intensity of the spots tells us about symetry of the lattice and the structure of crystal.