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

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TitleAND/R: Advanced neutron diffractometer/reflectometer for investigation of thin films and multilayers for the life sciences.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDura, JA, Pierce, DJ, Majkrzak, CF, Maliszewskyj, NC, McGillivray, DJ, Lösche, M, O'Donovan, KV, Mihailescu, M, Perez-Salas, U, Worcester, DL, White, SH
JournalRev Sci Instrum
Volume77
Issue7
Pagination74301-7430111
Date Published2006 Jul
ISSN1089-7623
Abstract

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 Å(-1). A detailed description of this flexible instrument and its performance characteristics in various operating modes are given.

DOI10.1063/1.2219744
Alternate JournalRev Sci Instrum
PubMed ID21892232
PubMed Central IDPMC3164984
Grant ListR01 RR014812 / RR / NCRR NIH HHS / United States
R01 RR014812-03 / RR / NCRR NIH HHS / United States