Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility

Specifications of neutron instruments

BL01 4SEASONS BL14 AMATERAS
BL02 DNA BL15 TAIKAN
BL03 iBIX (Ibaraki Pref.) BL16 SOFIA
BL04 ANNRI BL17 SHARAKU
BL05 NOP BL18 SENJU
BL08 SuperHRPD BL19 TAKUMI
BL09 SPICA BL20 iMATERIA (Ibaraki Pref.)
BL10 NOBORU BL21 NOVA
BL11 PLANET BL22 RADEN
BL12 HRC    

Layout of the instruments


【BL01】 4SEASONS

1. Instrument 4D-Space Access Neutron Spectrometer (4SEASONS)
2. Overview of instrument The spectrometer is intended for clarification of novel phenomena in high-Tc superconductors and related materials by investigation of spin and lattice dynamics over 4D momentum and energy space with high efficiency.
3. Contact Ryoichi Kajimoto (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
4. Secondary contact Mitsutaka Nakamura (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL01
5.2 Moderator Coupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Incident neutron energy 5 < Ei < 300 meV
5.4 Detection angle Horizontal : -35° - 91°, Vertical : -25° - 27°
5.5 Resolution (ΔE/Ei) > 5 % (@ E = 0 meV)
5.6 Neutron intensity (@sample position @1MW) 1×105 n⁄s⁄cm2(@Ei = 50 meV, ΔE/Ei = 5 %) (calculated value)
5.7 Sample size and/or volume 2cm × 2cm × 2cm
5.8 Ancillary equipment and sample environment Closed cycle refrigerator (5-300K)
A high-temperature option (up to 600K) is available
Radial collimator (for detail, please contact the instrument scientists)

Last updated: 16-Feb-2016



【BL02】DNA

1. Instrument Biomolecular Dynamics Spectrometer (DNA)
2. Overview of instrument The field of expected scientific research on the DNA spectrometer is very wide including the soft matter dynamics, the bio-molecular dynamics, the chemical molecular dynamics, the characterizations of the functional materials and the spin dynamics in the magnetism.
3. Contact Kaoru Shibata (JAEA)
4. Secondary contact Takeshi Yamada (CROSS)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL02
5.2 Moderator Coupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Analyzer Crystal and Reflection index (Analyzed Energy Ef ) Si <111>(2.02 meV), Si <311>(7.4 meV)
5.4 Bragg angle of analyzers ~87.5 [deg.]
5.5 Scan angle Horizontal : -164° +164°, Vertical : -14° +20°(in plan)
5.6 Energy Resolution [meV] 1.6 µeV (@elastic) Si<111>
7 µeV (@elastic) Si<311> (in plan)
5.7 Momentum range 0.08 < Q < 1.98 [A-1]: Si(111)
1.04 < Q < 3.79 [A-1]: Si(311) (in plan)
5.8 Scan energy range -40 < E < 100 (µeV) : single pulse scan around Ef
-600 < E < +600 (µeV) : 3 chopper phase scan with 3 slits
5.9 Sample size and/or volume 1cm × 1cm × 1cm3
5.10 Ancillary equipment and sample environment Toploading type Cryo-Fanace with Closed cycle refrigerator (4-600K)

Last updated: 07-Oct-2014



【BL03】 iBIX

1. Instrument IBARAKI Biological Crystal Diffractometer (iBIX)
2. Overview of instrument Collection of pulsed neutron diffraction data from a single crystal to obtain the precise organic and protein structure.
3. Contact Katsuhiro Kusaka (Ibaraki University)
4. Secondary contact Taro Yamada (Ibaraki University)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL03
5.2 Moderator Coupled moderator
5.3 Range of d-spacing 0.35 - 50 Å
5.4 Resolution (Specified unit cell dimension amax @minimum d-space dmin) amax = 135 Å
@dmin = 1.2 Å
5.5 Neutron intensity (@sample position @1MW) 7.0×107 n/s/cm2
5.6 Sample size and/or volume
  • 6 days are necessary for a 5mm3 protein crystal
  • 3 days are necessary for a 2mm3 organic crystal
Another important condition for protein crystals: All cell dimensions should be less than 100Å, although one cell edge dimension up to 200Å is acceptable.
(Calculation conditions: 14 detectors and 200kW of accelerator power)
5.7 Ancillary equipment and sample environment Low temperature gas (N2,He) flow equipment
6. Other information for user's convenience None


【BL04】 ANNRI

1. Instrument Accurate Neutron-Nucleus Reaction Measurement Instrument (ANNRI)
2. Overview of instrument ANNRI is used for studies of nuclear science (nuclear data for nuclear technology and astrophysics, quantitative analyses etc.)
3. Contact Yosuke Toh (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
4. Secondary contact Atsushi Kimura (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL04
5.2 Moderator Coupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Incident neutron energy En > 0.0015eV
5.4 Spectrometer Ge Spectrometer (Flight length: 21.5m)
NaI Spectrometer (Flight length: 28m)
5.5 Neutron intensity (@sample position @1MW) @21.5m sample position
4.3×107 n/cm2/s 1.5 meV < En < 25 meV
9.3×105 n/cm2/s 0.9 eV < En < 1.1 eV
1.0×106 n/cm2/s 0.9 keV < En < 1.1 keV
5.6 Sample size and/or volume Using the most downstream collimator, neutron beams with diameters of 22, 15, 7, and 6 mm are provided to suit samples of different sizes.

Last updated: 19-Sep-2014



【BL05】NOP

1. Instrument Neutron Optics and Fundamental Physics (NOP)
2. Overview of instrument The NOP beamline provides three unique neutron beams, a low-divergence beam, an unpolarized beam, and a polarized beam, by splitting one beamline with supermirror benders.
3. Contact Kenji Mishima (KEK)
4. Secondary contact Takashi Ino (KEK)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL05
5.2 Moderator Coupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Neutron wavelength 2Å~9Å
5.4 Beam profile
(16 m position, height × width)
Low-divergence beam branch : 80 mm × 20 mm
Unpolarized beam branch : 55 mm × 45 mm
Polarized beam branch : 80 mm × 50 mm
5.5 Neutron intensity
(16 m position, @ 1 MW)
Low-divergence beam branch : 5.4×104 n/s/cm2
Unpolarized beam branch : 9.4×107 n/s/cm2
Polarized beam branch : 3.9×107 n/s/cm2
5.6 Beam divergence
(16 m position)
Low-divergence beam branch : 5.4×10-2 µstr
Unpolarized beam branch : 1.0×102 µstr
Polarized beam branch : 1.9×102 µstr
5.7  Average neutron polarization Polarized beam branch : 96%
5.8 Auxiliary equipment B4C slits at the 7.5 m and 12 m positions on the low-divergence beam branch.
B4C slits at the 12 m position on the unpolarized and polarized beam branches.
A Doppler shifter for UNC production.
6. Other Proper radiation shielding is required for experimental setups that emit gamma rays or scatter neutrons, as the walls and ceiling of the NOP beamline are not shielded.

Last updated: 24-Apr-2015



【BL08】 SuperHRPD

1. Instrument Super High Resolution Powder Diffractometer (SuperHRPD)
2. Overview of instrument Pulsed neutron powder diffractometer for studying the crystal structure of materials.
3. Contact Shuki Torii (KEK)
4. Secondary contact Takashi Kamiyama (KEK)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL08
5.2 Moderator Poisoned decoupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Range of d-spacing 0.3 - 4.0 Å (High-angle bank: 150 ≤ 2θ ≤ 175 deg)
0.4 - 7.5 Å (90degree bank: 60 ≤ 2θ ≤ 120 deg)
0.6 - 45 Å (Low-angle bank: 10 ≤ 2θ ≤ 40 deg)
5.4 Resolution (Δd/d) Optimal resolution 0.03 % (@ ≤θ ≤ 172 deg)
0.1 - 0.15 % (High-angle bank: 150 ≤ 2θ ≤ 175 deg)
0.4 - 0.7 % (90degree bank: 60 ≤θ ≤ 120 deg)
0.7 - 3.0 % (Low-angle bank: 10 ≤ 2θ ≤ 40 deg)
5.5 Neutron intensity (@sample position @1MW) 1.0×107 n/s/cm2
5.6 Sample size and/or volume 3 cc
5.7 Ancillary equipment and sample environment Auto sample changer (RT, 10samples)
4K-type closed cycle refrigerator (4 - 300 K)
Top-loading refrigerator (10 - 300K)
High temperature furnace (1000℃)
6. Other information for user's convenience None

Last updated: 11-Apr-2014



【BL10】NOBORU

1. Instrument NeutrOn Beamline for Observation & Research Use (NOBORU)
2. Overview of instrument NOBORU provides a suitable neutron environment for testing various detectors & devices, new ideas for experimental techniques and irradiation of high-energy (~MeV) neutrons.
3. Contact Kenichi Oikawa (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
4. Secondary contact Masahide Harada (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL10
5.2 Moderator Decoupled moderator
5.3 Incident neutron energy or wavelength λ < 10.5 Å (25Hz)
5.4 Resolution (Δd/d) 0.33% (@ 2θ= 170 deg)
5.5 Neutron intensity (@sample position @1MW) 4.8×107 n/s/cm2 (< 0.4 eV) sample position: L1= 14.0 m
1.2×107 n/s/cm2 (> 1 MeV)
1.2×106 n/s/cm2 (> 10 MeV)
5.6 Neutron beam size (@sample position) Maximum 10×10 cm2 (largest of all instruments at MLF)
5.7 Ancillary equipment and sample environment
  • Two B4C beam slits to trim the neutron beam (L= 7.1 m & 12.7 m)
  • Flame-overlap chopper (L= 7.2 m)
  • Filter system to attenuate cold neutrons, epithermal neutrons or gamma rays (L= 7.4 m)
  • Rotary-collimator with 4 holes (L= 8.0 m)
  • He-3 neutron monitor counter (L= 12.7 m)
  • 5-axis compact goniometer for samples
  • (300 mmφ table; load capacity 20 kg)
6. Other information for user's convenience
  • Variable collimator ratio (L/D = 140, 190, 600, 1875)
  • Small beam divergence due to neutron guideless beamline design.
  • Experimental space of 2.5m (W) × 3.5m (L) × 3.0m (H) to introduce various experimental equipment
  • Strong radiation shield that can endure large samples (scattered) up to a 10 cm steel cube
  • Please consult the contact in advance when planning your experimental program

Last updated: 18-Sept-2015



【BL11】PLANET

1. Instrument High-Pressure Neutron Diffractometer (PLANET)
2. Overview of instrument Powder Diffractometer for in-situ High Pressure Observation
3. Contact Takanori Hattori (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
4. Secondary contact Asami Sano (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL11
5.2 Moderator Decoupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Incident neutron wavelength 0.3 Å < λ < 5.8 Å (1st frame)
5.4 d-range 0.2 Å < d < 4.1 Å (1st frame), 0.2 Å < d < 8.2 Å (2nd frame)
5.5 Neutron intensity (@sample position @1MW) 1.0 ×108 n/s/cm2 (standard mode)
0.3 ×108 n/s/cm2 (high resolution mode)
5.6 Resolution (Δd/d) 0.6 % (standard mode)
0.4 % (high resolution mode)
5.7 Beam size 15 mm x 15 mm at max.
5.8 Detectors 3He gas tubes (1/2")
2Θ range: 90°±11.3°
azimuth angle: 0°±34.6°
5.9 Sample environment
  • 6-axis high pressure apparatus "ATSUHIME" (20 GPa, 2000 K)
  • Paris Edinburgh Press VX4 (20GPa, RT)
  • Low temperature Press (5GPa, 77K)
  • Radial collimators (3mm gauge length & 1.5mm one)
6. Other information for user's convenience  

Last updated: 14-Oct-2014



【BL12】HRC

1. Instrument High Resolution Chopper Spectrometer (HRC)
2. Overview of instrument Observation of elementary excitations such as magnons and phonons in materials under relatively high resolutions with relatively high energy neutrons
3. Contact Shinichi Itoh (KEK), Takatsugu Masuda (The University of Tokyo)
4. Secondary contact Tetsuya Yokoo (KEK)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL12
5.2 Moderator Decoupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Neutron energy 10 < Ei < 500 meV
5.4 Scattering angle Horizontal -10° ~ 40°, Vertical: ±20°
5.5 Neutron intensity (@sample position @1MW) 1x105 n/s/cm2 (ΔE/Ei=2.5%)
5.6 Energy resolution ΔE/Ei ≥ 2.5% (@E=0meV)
5.7 Maximum sample size 2cm x 2cm
5.8 Ancillary equipment and sample environment Closed cycle refrigerator (5-300K)

Last updated: 11-Apr-2014



【BL14】AMATERAS

1. Instrument Cold-neutron disk-chopper spectrometer (AMATERAS)
2. Overview of instrument Inelastic scattering spectrometer for detecting dynamical properties in atomic, molecular and magnetic systems in a relatively low-energy range with high resolution
3. Contact Kenji Nakajima (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
4. Secondary contact Seiko Kawamura (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL14
5.2 Moderator Coupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Incident neutron energy 1 < Ei < 80 meV
5.4 Detection angle Horizontal: 5 deg. - 110 deg.
Vertical: -16 deg. - 23 deg. (current state)

Horizontal: -40 deg. - 136 deg.
Vertical: -16 deg. - 23 deg. (final stage)
5.5 Resolution (ΔE/Ei) ~1% (minimum) at Ei < 3meV
~2-3% (minimum) at Ei < 20meV
~4-5% ( minimum) at Ei < 80meV.
(These are current values. More accurate values will be posted as commissioning progresses.)
5.6 Neutron intensity (@sample position @1MW) 3 ×104 n/s/cm2 (@ Ei = 20 meV, ΔE/Ei = 1 %) (expected)
5.7 Sample size and/or volume Optimal dimensions for beam are 1φ×2 cm
5.8 Ancillary equipment and sample environment Bottom-loading closed cycle refrigerator (6-300 K)
 Top-loading closed cycle refrigerator (6-300 K)
 High-temperature stick (T < 700 K)
 Other BL-common equipment is also available.

Last updated: 06-Oct-2014





【BL15】 TAIKAN

1. Instrument Small and Wide Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument (TAIKAN)
2. Overview of instrument Instrument for efficient and precise measurements of nanostructure and microstructure from sub-nanometer to micrometer in various materials such as metals, magnets, superconductors, soft matters amd biomolecules.
3. Contact Jun-ichi Suzuki (Comprehensive Research Organization for Science and Society)
4. Secondary contact Shin-ichi Takata (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL15
5.2 Moderator Coupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Incident neutron wavelength 0.05-0.8nm (unpolarized neutron)
5.4 Q-range 5×10-2-100nm-1 (unpolarized neutron)
5.5 Beam size 10mm×10mm (Typical)
5.6 Auxiliary equipment and sample environment Sample changer (10 samples, T = -25-125° C), 4K cryostat, 1Tesla electromagnet, etc.
View details [PDF file]*in Japanese. English version will be available soon.
6. Other information for user's convenience Q-Range (Target value):
5×10-3-200nm-1 (unpolarized neutron)
5×10-3-25nm-1 (polarized neutron)

Last updated: 1-Jun-2014



【BL16】SOFIA

1. Instrument Soft Interface Analyzer (SOFIA)
2. Overview of instrument Rapid, multi-dimensional investigation of material interfaces and thin films under various conditions.
3. Contact Norifumi L. Yamada (KEK)
4. Secondary contact Hideki Seto (KEK)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL16
5.2 Moderator Coupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Incident neutron energy or wavelength 0.2 nm < λ < 0.88 nm (single frame mode)
0.25 nm < λ < 1.76 nm (double frame mode)
5.4 Scattering angle θ < 6 deg.
5.5 Observable reflectivity R > ~10-7
5.6 Duration time 3" deuterated polymer (Q < 1 nm-1, R < 10-4): 5 minutes
3" deuterated polymer (Q < 2 nm-1, R < 10-6): 20 minutes
3" deuterated polymer (Q < 4 nm-1, R < 10-7): 1 hour
3" hydrated polymer (Q < 2 nm-1, R < 10-7): 2 hours
5.7 Detector 2-dimensional scintillation counter (off-specular reflectivity measurement is available)
5.8 Sample environment - High-temperature cell (RT-250°C, evacuable)
- Low temperature cell (5°C-80°C, gas-replaceable)
- Langmuir trough (for air-liquid interface measurement)
- Sample cell for solid/liquid interface measurement (for 3 inch substrate)
6. Other information for user's convenience Please communicate with the contact before application.

Last updated: 16-May-2013



【BL17】SHARAKU

1. Instrument Polarized Neutron Reflectometer (SHARAKU)
2. Overview of instrument Revealing mechanisms of functions of thin film devices by studying structures of surface and buried interfaces.
3. Contact Dai Yamazaki (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
4. Secondary contact Kazuhiko Soyama (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL17
5.2 Moderator Coupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Incident neutron wavelength 0.2 - 0.84 nm (polarized neutron)
0.1 - 0.88 nm (unpolarized neutron)
5.4 Scattering-angle 0-23°
5.5 Q-range 0.1 - 12 nm-1 (polarized neutron)
0.05 - 25 nm-1 (unpolarized neutron)
5.6 Distances 15.5 m (Neutron source sample)
2.5 m (Sample detector)
5.7 Detector 3He gas tubes (1/2")
6. Other information for user's convenience N/A

Last updated: 24-Apr-2015



【BL18】SENJU

1. Instrument Extreme Environment Single Crystal Neutron Diffractometer
2. Overview of instrument The diffractometer is dedicated to precise crystal and magnetic structure analyses under combined extreme conditions using small samples with a volume of less than 1 mm3.
3. Contact Takashi Ohara (Materials and Life Science Division, J-PARC Center)
4. Secondary contact Ryoji Kiyanagi (Materials and Life Science Division, J-PARC Center)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL18
5.2 Moderator Poisoned decoupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Incident neutron wavelength 0.4 ~ 4.4 Å (1st frame)
4.6 ~ 8.8 Å (2nd frame)
5.4 Neutron intensity (@sample position @1MW) 0.6x106 n/s/mm2 (standard mode)
1.3x106 n/s/mm2 (high-intensity mode)
5.5 Sample position 34.8 m
5.6 Specified unit cell dimension amax 50 Å
5.7 Sample size > 0.5 mm x 0.5 mm x 0.5 mm (@1MW)
5.8 Detection angle Horizontal -13° ~ -167°, +58° ~ +167°
Vertical -29° ~ +29°
5.9 Sample environment RT goniometer Closed cycle refrigerator (4 K)
Magnet (7 T) w/ dilution refrigerator(~50 mK)
Dilution refrigerator (simple use) (in preparation)

Last updated: 15-May-2013



【BL19】TAKUMI

1. Instrument Engineering Materials Diffractometer (TAKUMI)
2. Overview of instrument Instrument for characterizing the internal strain (stress) and structure of engineering components and other industrial materials.
3. Contact Kazuya Aizawa (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
4. Secondary contact Stefanus Harjo (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL19
5.2 Moderator Poisoned decoupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Range of d-spacing Standard mode: 0.5 ~ 2.7 Å
Wide d-range mode: 0.5 ~ 4.7 Å (intensity is halved)
5.4 Resolution (Δd/d) High resolution mode: 0.17 %
High intensity mode: < 0.4 %
TAKUMI has a pair of 90 deg. scattering detector banks with a coverage area of ±15 deg. horizontally and ±16 deg. vertically for each bank. The resolution values were obtained after binning all pixels in the detector banks.
5.5 Neutron intensity (@sample position @1MW) High resolution mode: 2.2×107 n/s/cm2 (designed)
High intensity mode: 4.8×107 n/s/cm2 (designed)
5.6 Sample size and/or volume Standard sample volume: > 5 mm × 5 mm × 5 mm
(available for sizes with a side larger than 1m, consultation with the person in charge required)
5.7 Ancillary equipment and sample environment
  • Large sample table (table size: 800 mm × 800 mm, load capacity: 1 ton)
  • Radial collimators (2mm and 5mm wide slits will be developed during the 2010 fiscal year.)
  • Loading machine (Tension 50kN, Compression 20kN)
  • Dilatometer (1273K Furnace)
  • Eurelian cradle (sample weight < 8kg)
  • High temperature loading machine (1273K, Tension 40kN, Compression 20kN)
  • Low temperature loading machine (< 10K, Tension 50kN) - > will be developed during the 2010 fiscal year
6. Other information for user's convenience None


【BL20】iMATERIA

1. Instrument IBARAKI Materials Design Diffractometer (iMATERIA)
2. Overview of instrument High-efficiency, general-purpose neutron diffractometer for the analysis of crystal structure of powder samples over a wide d-range (Q-range).
3. Contact Toru Ishigaki (Ibaraki University)
4. Secondary contact Akinori Hoshikawa (Ibaraki University)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL20
5.2 Moderator Poisoned decoupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Range of d-spacing  At present:
0.181 ~ 2.6 Å (SF mode), 5.09 Å (DF mode) (backward detector bank)
0.255 ~ 3.6 Å (SF mode), 7.2 Å (DF mode) (90-degree detector bank)
0.25 ~ 20 Å (SF mode), 40 Å (DF mode) (low-angle detector bank)
At completion:
0.181 ~ 2.6 Å (SF mode), 5.09 Å (DF mode) (backward detector bank)
0.255 ~ 3.6 Å (SF mode), 7.2 Å (DF mode) (90-degree detector bank)
0.25 ~ 20 Å (SF mode), 40 Å (DF mode) (low-angle detector bank)
3.38 ~ 400 Å (SF mode), 834 Å (DF mode) (small-angle detector bank)
5.4 Resolution (Δd/d) 0.16 % (@ backward detector bank)
0.5 % (@ 90 degree detector bank) (SF and DF mode)
5.5 Estimated measurement time (@ 200 kW, 25 Hz operation ) ~15 minutes (SF mode), 30 minutes (DF mode) for Si
~20 minutes (SF mode), 40 minutes (DF mode) for LiCoO2
5.6 Sample size and/or volume Approximately 1.4 cc
(φ6mm x 50 mm high. Samples with a height of 20 mm are exposed to the neutron beam. Measurement will take longer for samples with a smaller volume.)
5.7 Auxiliary equipment and sample environment Sample changer (room temperature at atmospheric and low pressures )
High temperature furnace (900°C)
High temperature gas controlled furnace (1000°C)
Closed cycle refrigerator (~10K−RT,RT-400°C)
Refrigerator with sample changer (10K-RT, RT-800K, 10 samples) is under commission.
6. Other information for user's convenience None

Last updated: 17-Oct-2012



【BL21】 NOVA

1. Instrument High Intensity Total Diffractometer (NOVA)
2. Overview of instrument NOVA covers a wide-Q range with maximum resolution of around 0.3% in order to observe various phases such as crystals, glasses and liquids.
3. Contact Toshiya Otomo (KEK)
4. Secondary contact Kentaro Suzuya (JAEA)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL21
5.2 Moderator Decoupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Incident neutron wavelength 0.12 Å < λ < 8.3 Å
5.4 Resolution (Δd/d) 0.3 %
5.5 Q-range 0.01 Å-1 < Q < 100 Å-1
5.6 Sample size and/or volume Standard sample vol. φ6 mm x 20 mm (0.6 cc approx.)
Beam size: Min. 5 mm x 5 mm, max. 20 mm x 20mm
5.7 Ancillary equipment and sample environment Auto sample changer (RT, 10 samples per load)
H2/D2 gas in-situ environment (Max press.: 10 MPa, temp.: 50 K ~ 473 K, PCT curve measurable)
Furnace (under commission) (RT ~ 1373 K)
6. Other information for user's convenience  

Last updated: 16-Oct-2012


【BL22】 RADEN

1. Instrument Energy Resolved Neutron Imaging System (RADEN)
2. Overview of instrument Pulsed neutron imaging instruments for both the energy-resolved neutron imaging experiments, e.g., Bragg-edge imaging, neutron resonance absorption imaging, and polarized neutron imaging, and state-of-the-art neutron radiography and tomography experiments.
3. Contact Takenao Shinohara (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
4. Secondary contact Tetsuya Kai (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
5. Information on instrument and equipment  
5.1 Beamline BL22
5.2 Moderator Decoupled hydrogen moderator
5.3 Incident neutron wavelength λ < 8.8 Å (L = 18m, 25 Hz), λ < 6.8 Å (L = 23m, 25 Hz)
5.4 Resolution (Δd/d) ~0.2% (minimum)
5.5 Neutron intensity (@sample position @1MW) 9.8×107 n/s/cm2 (L/D = 180), 5.8×107 n/s/cm2 (L/D = 230)
5.6 Neutron beam size (@sample position) Maximum 300 × 300 mm2
5.7 Detectors Imaging type detector
- Cooled CCD (2k x 2k pixels) + ZnS(Li) scintillator
- Toshiba color-II + CMOS cameras
Counting type imaging detectors
- GEM (10B coated gas-electron-multiplier detector)
- μ-NID (micro-pixel chamber (μPIC) based neutron imaging detector with 3He gas)
- Li-glass pixel scintillator with multi-anode photomultiplier Optional detectors
- Gamma-ray detectors (Ge , plastic scintillator)
- 3He PSD tubes for diffraction measurements
5.8 Ancillary equipment and sample environment Filters (Cd, Bi, Pb, BK7), Two Rotary Collimators, Double disk chopper (Band definition), T0 chopper, B4C slit,
Large sample stage (L = 23 m, load capacity 1 ton),
Medium sample stage (L = 18 m, load capacity 650 kg),
Small sample stage (load capacity 10 kg),
Sample chamber (600 x 600 x 900H mm, +10 ~ +40 ºC, 20 ~ 80%RH theta stage with load capacity of 30 kg)
Sample chamber (600 x 600 x 900H mm, -10 ~ +80 ºC, theta stage with load capacity of 30 kg)
Polarization analysis system using polarizing supermirrors and magnetic shield
6. Other information for user's convenience Various L/D values can be selectable (180 ~ 7500).
The largest beam size and the highest beam intensity in MLF are available.
Flexible arrangement of experimental apparatus is available.

Last updated: 30-Sept-2014