Diffraction and Scattering of Ionizing Radiations

Crystallography Reports

, Volume 51, Issue 1, pp S27-S31

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The SANS facility at the Pitesti 14MW TRIGA reactor

  • I. IonitaAffiliated withInstitute for Nuclear Research
  • , B. GrabcevAffiliated withNational Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP)
  • , S. TodireanuAffiliated withNational Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP)
  • , F. ConstantinAffiliated withNational Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering
  • , V. ShvetsovAffiliated withJoint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • , E. AnghelAffiliated withInstitute for Nuclear Research
  • , G. PopescuAffiliated withNational College Alexandru Odobescu
  • , M. MincuAffiliated withInstitute for Nuclear Research
  • , A. DatcuAffiliated withInstitute for Nuclear Research

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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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