Small Angle Neutron Diffractometer for Liquids and Amorphous Samples

This instrument is operational .

SANDALS is a diffractometer especially built for investigating the structure of liquids and amorphous materials.

The instrument saw its first neutrons in 1989 and has undergone a detector and electronics refurbishment in 2005.

Using SANDALS it is possible to measure the static structure factor, S(Q), of a disordered material over a wide range (0.2-50 Å-1) of momentum transfers.

SANDALS experiments usually employ the powerful technique of isotopic substitution technique to perform in depth structural studies on the atomic scale.

The combination of an intense pulsed neutron source and a large number of detectors at low angles make SANDALS particularly useful for measuring structure factors containing light atoms such as hydrogen and deuterium.

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