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EPSRC Reference: GR/R47950/01
Title: D19: A Fast Monochromatic Diffractometer for Single Crystal and Fibre Diffraction Studies in Chemistry, Physics and the Bio-Sciences
Principal Investigator: Howard, Professor JAK
Other Investigators:
Mason, Dr M Davidson, Professor MG Fuller, Professor W
Forsyth, Professor T
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Institut Laue-Langevin
Department: Chemistry
Organisation: Durham, University of
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 February 2002 Ends: 30 November 2006 Value (£): 1,068,974
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Chemical Biology Chemical Structure
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing Chemicals
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
21 Jun 2001 MPRE Batch 6 Deferred
Summary on Grant Application Form
This proposal seeks resources for a new large area position-sensitive detector on the D19 diffractometer at the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL). The modified instrument will have a detection solid angle that is larger by a factor of -25 than in the current configuration. In addition to providing vast enhancements in quality for experiments of the type that are currently carried out, the upgraded instrument will allow completely new science to be undertaken. This development is of broad interest for neutron crystallography and fibre diffraction and for applications of these methods in chemistry, biology and physics. These communities have identified a clear need for a flexible monochromatic instrument that can carry out rapid neutron diffraction analyses to high resolution. The large increase in detection solid angle means that it will be possible to study the small single crystal samples most frequently encountered in this field and by exploiting tighter incident beam coIlimation, to investigate larger unit cells. For fibre diffraction work there will be the added advantage of being able to measure continuous diffraction.
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