Crystallography Reports

, Volume 51, Supplement 1, pp S27–S31

The SANS facility at the Pitesti 14MW TRIGA reactor


  • I. Ionita
    • Institute for Nuclear Research
  • B. Grabcev
    • National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP)
  • S. Todireanu
    • National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP)
  • F. Constantin
    • National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering
  • V. Shvetsov
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • E. Anghel
    • Institute for Nuclear Research
  • G. Popescu
    • National College Alexandru Odobescu
  • M. Mincu
    • Institute for Nuclear Research
  • A. Datcu
    • Institute for Nuclear Research
Diffraction and Scattering of Ionizing Radiations

DOI: 10.1134/S1063774506070066

Cite this article as:
Ionita, I., Grabcev, B., Todireanu, S. et al. Crystallogr. Rep. (2006) 51: S27. doi:10.1134/S1063774506070066


The SANS facility existing at the Pitesti 14MW TRIGA reactor is presented. The main characteristics and the preliminary evaluation of the installation performances are given. A monochromatic neutron beam with 1.5 Å ≤ λ ≤ 5 Å is produced by a mechanical velocity selector with helical slots. A fruitful partnership was established between INR Pitesti (Romania) and JINR Dubna (Russia). The first step in this cooperation consists in the manufacturing in Dubna of a battery of gas-filled positional detectors devoted to the SANS instrument.

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