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The 40m General Purpose Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument at Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

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Journal of Applied Crystallography
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Page Numbers
990 to 998

A high-flux, 40m long small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) instrument has been constructed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The facility utilizes a mechanical velocity selector, pinhole collimation and a high count-rate (> 105 Hz), large-area (1m2) two-dimensional position-sensitive detector. The incident wavelength (λ), resolution (Δλ/λ), incident collimation and sample-detector distance are independently variable under computer control. The detector can translate 45cm off axis to increase the overall Q-range (< 0.001 < Q = 4πλ-1sin θ < 1 Å-1), where 2θ is the angle of scatter. The design and characteristics of this instrument are described along with examples of scattering data to illustrate the performance.