Area detectors for neutron protein crystallography [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1992.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: (8 pages) : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Brookhaven National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The main problem in neutron protein crystallography is the low flux of present reactor based or pulsed neutron sources. This low flux is however well matched with presently available multiwire area detectors. One way to increase the flux at the sample is to increase the wavelength bandwidth. The conventional technique uses a monochromator with a bandwidth of the order of 1%. This bandwidth can be increased by using a multilayer monochromator composed of different d'' spacings. This provides a large delta lambda increasing the flux manifold. In this case a reflection in diffraction condition is scanned by the wavelength bandwidth and not by rotation of the reciprocal lattice point through the Ewald sphere. In order to collect most of the simultaneous diffraction a large cylindrical area detector covering an angular width of 120[degrees] with a height of approximately 20cm is needed. Such a detector should have a spacial resolution of 1.1mm, an efficiency of 80% at 2.0A and a counting rate of one million events per second. This detector will be subdivided into 4 sectors that will be decoded simultaneously into a Motorola based computer system. This data acquisition system allows time slicing and this detector is therefore useful for similar experiments using pulsed neutron sources.
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Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) international symposium on optical applied science and engineering, San Diego, CA (United States), 19-24 Jul 1992.
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