Neutron Laue diffractometer

How fast is CYCLOPS ?

This movie was recorded during the very first tests of the instrument in June 2009. It shows that exposures as short as a few seconds are enough to get excellent Laue patterns from a sample of a few mm3 in size. For example, the patterns shown in the movie clearly demonstrate that the test crystal is twinned, all Bragg spots being splitted in two. In other words a few seconds were enough to assess the quality of the sample.