A mechanical rotator for neutron scattering measurements

A. Thaler, E. Northen, A. A. Aczel, G. J. MacDougall

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We have designed and built a mechanical rotation system for use in single crystal neutron scattering experiments at low temperatures. The main motivation for this device is to facilitate the application of magnetic fields transverse to a primary training axis, using only a vertical cryomagnet. Development was done in the context of a triple-axis neutron spectrometer, but the design is such that it can be generalized to a number of different instruments or measurement techniques. Here, we discuss some of the experimental constraints motivating the design, followed by design specifics, preliminary experimental results, and a discussion of potential uses and future extension possibilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number125109
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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