Building a high resolution total scattering powder diffractometer – upgrade of NPD at MLNSC
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- Proffen, T., Egami, T., Billinge, S. et al. Appl Phys A (2002) 74(Suppl 1): s163. doi:10.1007/s003390201929
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The neutron powder diffractometer NPD at the Manuel Lujan Neutron Scattering Center (MLNSC) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is the neutron powder diffractometer with the highest resolution in the United States. We are currently upgrading NPD by adding a large number of position-sensitive detectors in the backscattering position. The upgraded instrument will make it possible to collect data from a powder sample over a wide range in Q with high Q resolution at high data rates. This design will optimize the instrument for total scattering measurements, including Bragg as well as diffuse scattering, allowing us to determine the crystallographic average structure as well as the local structure, often responsible for the properties of complex materials.