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Title: Diffractometer data collecting method and apparatus

Abstract

Diffractometer data is collected without the use of a movable receiving s. A scanning device, positioned in the diffractometer between a sample and detector, varies the amount of the beam diffracted from the sample that is received by the detector in such a manner that the beam is detected in an integrated form. In one embodiment, a variable diameter beam stop is used which comprises a drop of mercury captured between a pair of spaced sheets and disposed in the path of the diffracted beam. By varying the spacing between the sheets, the diameter of the mercury drop is varied. In another embodiment, an adjustable iris diaphragm is positioned in the path of the diffracted beam and the iris opening is adjusted to control the amount of the beam reaching the detector.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Farmington, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP
OSTI Identifier:
867783
Patent Number(s):
5008909
Application Number:
07/476,184
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP03533
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
diffractometer; data; collecting; method; apparatus; collected; movable; receiving; scanning; device; positioned; sample; detector; varies; amount; beam; diffracted; received; manner; detected; integrated; form; embodiment; variable; diameter; stop; comprises; drop; mercury; captured; pair; spaced; sheets; disposed; path; varying; spacing; varied; adjustable; iris; diaphragm; adjusted; control; reaching; scanning device; diffracted beam; variable diameter; diffractometer data; /378/

Citation Formats

Steinmeyer, Peter A. Diffractometer data collecting method and apparatus. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Steinmeyer, Peter A. Diffractometer data collecting method and apparatus. United States.
Steinmeyer, Peter A. Tue . "Diffractometer data collecting method and apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867783.
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abstractNote = {Diffractometer data is collected without the use of a movable receiving s. A scanning device, positioned in the diffractometer between a sample and detector, varies the amount of the beam diffracted from the sample that is received by the detector in such a manner that the beam is detected in an integrated form. In one embodiment, a variable diameter beam stop is used which comprises a drop of mercury captured between a pair of spaced sheets and disposed in the path of the diffracted beam. By varying the spacing between the sheets, the diameter of the mercury drop is varied. In another embodiment, an adjustable iris diaphragm is positioned in the path of the diffracted beam and the iris opening is adjusted to control the amount of the beam reaching the detector.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {4}
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