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Synthesizing pseudo-Kossel lines from neutron transmission data. II. Validation with neutron diffraction data...

by Luc L Dessieux, Alexandru D Stoica, Matthew J Frost, Antonio F Moreira Dos Santos
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Journal of Applied Crystallography
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491 to 501

A new method to recover the orientation matrix of a single crystal with a known unit cell by analyzing synthesized pseudo-Kossel lines from time-of-flight neutron transmission data has been outlined in a companion article [Dessieux et al. (2023). J. Appl. Cryst. 56,; referred to here as Article I]. In this work, validation of this new technique is presented by employing experimental neutron transmission and diffraction measurements performed on two copper single-crystal specimens. Time-of-flight spectra were recorded during rotation (ω) of the single crystals about a vertical axis perpendicular to the incident neutron beam. The λ–ω maps recorded in transmission are utilized to determine the crystal orientation with respect to the neutron beam, following the procedure presented in Article I. To validate the indexing procedure, the crystal orientations are compared with those obtained via conventional methods using the diffraction data. The resulting pseudo-Kossel lines across the 2D detectors are also observed for the first time.