- WOMBAT - High Intensity Powder Diffractometer
The instrument serves to determine the crystalline structures of materials using neutron radiation analogical to X-ray techniques.
It will operate with
thermal neutrons. It has been designed for highest flux and data acquisition speed in order to deliver time resolved diffraction patterns in a fraction of a second. WOMBAT will concentrate on in-situ studies and time critical investigations, such as structure determinations, texture measurements and reciprocal space mapping of single crystals in most different sample environments serving the physics, chemistry, materials, minerals and earth-science communities. WOMBAT is part of the Bragg Institute's park of neutron scatteringinstruments.
Its namesake (the
wombat) is a marsupialindigenous to Australia.
* [http://www.ansto.gov.au/ansto/bragg/2005/hipd/instrument_hipd.html WOMBAT home page]
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