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Title: AND/R: Advanced neutron diffractometer/reflectometer for investigation of thin films and multilayers for the life sciences

An elastic neutron scattering instrument, the advanced neutron diffractometer/reflectometer (AND/R), has recently been commissioned at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research. The AND/R is the centerpiece of the Cold Neutrons for Biology and Technology partnership, which is dedicated to the structural characterization of thin films and multilayers of biological interest. The instrument is capable of measuring both specular and nonspecular reflectivity, as well as crystalline or semicrystalline diffraction at wave-vector transfers up to approximately 2.20 A{sup -1}. A detailed description of this flexible instrument and its performance characteristics in various operating modes are given.
Authors:
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  1. NIST Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8562, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8562 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20853364
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 77; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2219744; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; BIOLOGY; COLD NEUTRONS; DIFFRACTOMETERS; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION; PERFORMANCE; REFLECTIVITY; THIN FILMS