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Cold neutron radiography and tomography facility
The neutron imaging facility ANTARES is located at the cold neutron beam port SR-4a. Based on a pinhole camera principle with a variable collimator located close to the beam port, the facility provides the possibility for a flexible use in high resolution and high flux imaging. ANTARES offers two different detector positions in chamber 2 and 3, which may be chosen according to the requirements for sample size, beam size, neutron flux and spatial resolution. Both chambers offer abundant space for user-provided experimental systems or sample environment; chamber 2 has a roof elevation for cryostats.
Chamber 1 is separately accessible for the optional installation of beam and spectrum shaping devices provided by the user. At this position, ANTARES also offers built-in options such as a velocity selector, double crystal monochromator, interference gratings, and a Be-filter which are readily available for standard user operation.
Additionally we can provide access to a 300 kV microfocus X-ray CT setup for complementary investigations with a spatial resolution as good as 1 µm.
The ANTARES neutron imaging facility is designed to deliver radiographs and computed tomography of samples, similar to an X-ray machine. The resulting information is often complementary to X-ray measurements, with its most important features the high penetration of metals
Standard sample environment can be used at ANTARES:
Collimation and flux at the sample position 6
Neutron beam optics (optional)
Dr. Burkhard Schillinger
Phone: +49 (0)89 289-12185
Dr. Michael Schulz
Phone: +49 (0)89 289-14718
Phone: +49 (0)89 289-14815
Find the latest publications regarding ANTARES in our publication database iMPULSE:
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). ANTARES: Cold neutron radiography and tomography facility. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A17. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-42
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