CRG - cold neutron three-axis spectrometer

UFO - Universal Focusing Option

As a further option, IN12 is being equipped with a 2-dimensional position sensitive detector and an array of fifteen analysers which can be rotated and positioned individually in order to map the scattered beam on a user-chosen path in Q-space.

Depending on the requirements, the user can for example define scans with a constant energy transfer or scans that map a path along a certain Q-direction (linear Q-scan).

We refer to this concept as IN12-UFO (Universal Focusing Option). With this set-up, IN12 will meet future challenges for a full multiplex operation.

UFO offers a lot of degrees of freedom and thus a simulation tool is required for a better understanding and management of the measurement strategy. Thus development of vUFO, a sister application of vTAS, is planned.