The VESUVIO spectrometer at the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source is a unique instrument amongst those available at neutron facilities. This is the only inverted-geometry neutron spectrometer accessing values of energy and wavevector transfer above tens of eV and ${\mathring{\rm A}}^{-1}$ , respectively, and where deep inelastic neutron scattering experiments are routinely performed. As such, the procedure at the base of the technique has been previously described in an article published by this journal (Mayers and Reiter 2012 Meas. Sci. Technol. 23 045902). The instrument has recently witnessed an upsurge of interest due to a new trend to accommodate, within a single experiment, neutron diffraction and transmission measurements in addition to deep inelastic neutron scattering. This work presents a broader description of the instrument following these recent developments. In particular, we assess the absolute intensity and two-dimensional profile of the incident neutron beam and the capabilities of the backscattering diffraction banks. All results are discussed in the light of recent changes to the moderator viewed by the instrument. We find that VESUVIO has to be considered a high-resolution diffractometer as much as other diffractometers at ISIS, with a resolution as high as $2\times 10^{-3}$ in backscattering. Also, we describe the extension of the wavelength range of the instrument to include lower neutron energies for diffraction measurements, an upgrade that could be readily applied to other neutron instruments as well.

Romanelli, G., Krzystyniak, M., Senesi, R., Raspino, D., Boxall, J., Pooley, D., et al. (2017). Characterisation of the incident beam and current diffraction capabilities on the VESUVIO spectrometer. MEASUREMENT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 28(9), 095501 [10.1088/1361-6501/aa7c2a].

Characterisation of the incident beam and current diffraction capabilities on the VESUVIO spectrometer

ROMANELLI, GIOVANNI;SENESI, ROBERTO;ANDREANI, CARLA;
2017

Abstract

The VESUVIO spectrometer at the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source is a unique instrument amongst those available at neutron facilities. This is the only inverted-geometry neutron spectrometer accessing values of energy and wavevector transfer above tens of eV and ${\mathring{\rm A}}^{-1}$ , respectively, and where deep inelastic neutron scattering experiments are routinely performed. As such, the procedure at the base of the technique has been previously described in an article published by this journal (Mayers and Reiter 2012 Meas. Sci. Technol. 23 045902). The instrument has recently witnessed an upsurge of interest due to a new trend to accommodate, within a single experiment, neutron diffraction and transmission measurements in addition to deep inelastic neutron scattering. This work presents a broader description of the instrument following these recent developments. In particular, we assess the absolute intensity and two-dimensional profile of the incident neutron beam and the capabilities of the backscattering diffraction banks. All results are discussed in the light of recent changes to the moderator viewed by the instrument. We find that VESUVIO has to be considered a high-resolution diffractometer as much as other diffractometers at ISIS, with a resolution as high as $2\times 10^{-3}$ in backscattering. Also, we describe the extension of the wavelength range of the instrument to include lower neutron energies for diffraction measurements, an upgrade that could be readily applied to other neutron instruments as well.
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Romanelli, G., Krzystyniak, M., Senesi, R., Raspino, D., Boxall, J., Pooley, D., et al. (2017). Characterisation of the incident beam and current diffraction capabilities on the VESUVIO spectrometer. MEASUREMENT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 28(9), 095501 [10.1088/1361-6501/aa7c2a].
Romanelli, G; Krzystyniak, M; Senesi, R; Raspino, D; Boxall, J; Pooley, D; Moorby, S; Schooneveld, E; Rhodes N., J; Andreani, C; Fernandez Alonso, F
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