Wide sample tank (diameter=80cm) for bulky objects
Free space to perform detector tests
Modular beam pipe, further imaging devices can be easily tested
Four optical windows for visual inspection inside the sample tank
The high resolution (down to 0.12%) coupled with the large d-spacing accessible range (0.2-12 Å) makes INES suitable for structural characterization of various kind of materials.
Another application is the quantitative multiphase, texture, and peak-shape analysis on historical or industrial interest samples. The very large sample area allows the measurement of large objects. Gauge volumes can be selected by using a system of four jaws, an x-y table, a goniometer and an imaging device for sample positioning and neutron radiography.
Thanks to the high flux of epithermal neutrons available at ISIS and the open access to the experimental area, INES is used for devices and detectors tests.