Services for Advanced Neutron Environments
ILL is an institutional member of the International Society for Sample Environment with 19 other facilities and 12 companies.
With more than 50 colleagues from European facilities, we are developing novel equipment to ensure innovative, successful and cost-efficient use of beam time at existing and future large scale facilities.
The horizontal field 17T cryomagnet funded by EPSRC and owned by T. Forgan, A. Holmes and E. Blackburn is available on D11, D22 and D33. It provides a +/-11° scattering angle through sapphire windows and allows the sample in the vacuum to be cooled down to 1.6K. The sample can also be used at atmospheric pressure and room temperature. This magnet is available to users in collaboration with the owners listed above.
You can now perform experiments at 40 Tesla down to 2 K. The pulsed field magnet, financed by the Agence National de la Recherche, is now made available to anyone on IN22. In the coming years, it will be also available on XtremeD.
Designed and built by the LNCMI-Toulouse, the coil produces a horizontal field up to 40 T with the 1.15 MJ transportable pulsed field power supply. The coil is installed inside a cryostat developed by the ILL. As for counting times, a few to 12 hours arenecessary to measure the field evolution of a Bragg peak.
Plan to carry out spherical polarimetry experiments on D3 with Cryopad? Request our non-magnetic Eulerian cradle cooled down to 3.2K so that you won't need to re-align your sample…
We have developed a Goniostick for cryostats and cryomagnets based on the idea of Berneron et al. (D7 in the early 80s). This non-magnetic goniometer fits inside Ø38 bore cryostats and provides ±7° sample tilt with 0.02° resolution (0.14° backlash managed by control software). It can be controlled manually with micrometer screws or remotely with NOMAD. You are now invited to request it when submitting your proposals (available with Cryopad, the 10T magnets for TAS and TOF instruments and the 4T horizontal field magnet).
Since the upgrade of the ToF spectrometer IN5 with reliable position sensitive detectors, the demand for single crystal experiments combined with magnetic fields has increased dramatically as it allows an unprecedented exploration of the field effects on the dynamics through the entire reciprocal space.
To allow our neutron scattering community to tackle fundamental questions, we have decided to acquire a high-field magnet providing 90° horizontal access and ±15° vertical access. The commissioning of this magnet is planned this year.
We have upgraded the 120 mK dilution refrigerator mounted in the cradle of D10 with a 3He distiller and a new control rack. This very special dilution fridge is now operated very reliably in closed loop to preserve 3He.
The use of our equipment is organised in shared calendars. You can check your bookings, look for availabilities and submit booking requests.
Please be careful in the vicinity of cryomagnets! The mechanical limits must always be installed and checked before starting an experiment.
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