Test Laue neutron-diffractometer
Important note: The sample support-to-beam axis distance is adjustable between 40 - 70 mm.
Any samples with mounts that are longer than 70 mm will not fit on the instrument!
Take care not to bump or tap the detector. It is very fragile and may be damaged.
It is recommended that you move the detector away from the sample position when manipulating samples. You can move it back once you're done.
Use the wheel behind the detector to move it.
The sample position has a standard goniometer mount.
It also has an M6 tapped hole. Standard sample mounts for ILL dilution experiments must terminate in an M6 male thread.
The useful drawer contains a number of adapters and extenders, including M6 male-M8 male adapters. Note that the standard sample mounts for orange cryostats must terminate in an M8 female thread.
ANYTHING TAKEN FROM THE DRAWERS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE DRAWERS at the end of the measurement.
Non-mounted samples may be held in place using the provided wax-based modelling clay.
Do not put the clay over any treaded holes or extender threads as it's a bugger to get off and will gum up the threads. Please use the provided plate if you need to use the modelling clay to mount your sample