My first ISIS beamtime
Wednesday the 12th of December 2012 at 01:38, permalink: 2012., edit

During the last six days, I've been in England, more specifically the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, to do measurements on one of our LCO+O crystals (actually the same crystal that we did measurements on at DMC in Switzerland last month). I was at the SXD instrument, a time-of-flight neutron Laue diffractometer, where we measured at five different rotations of the crystal, each for both low temperature and room temperature.

We got a huge amount of data, and mapped out a large volume in reciprocal space. The number of superstructures we saw was really large, and so far we haven't been able to get a full refinement of the data. The on-site peak integration software was really cool though, and seemed to do the job great - and the instrument scientist was extremely helpful. All in all, a great experience, and I hope that I (probably with the help of the instrument scientist) will be able to get the superstructures solved.

Post tags: ISIS, experiment, SXD, neutrons, superstructures

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