We have been preparing to move the blue tube to it’s final position. The Velocity Selector is aligned, as is the neutron guide between Velocity Selector and Blue Tube. Vacuum is OK in both systems. We still have to build some shielding around them and the Velocity Selector still has to be fixed to the floor.
In July we’ve had some help from Oliver Frank adjusting the detector translation mechanism. It was a very stimulating visit and Oliver provided a lot of information on what is under the SANS-hood.
To access the blue tubes the tube sections can be moved along the axis of the setup. Due to space issues it will be very difficult to disconnect the cooling water when SANS is at its final position. We have therefore changed the cooling water in- and outlets so that spiralled tubing can be used.
We organised a small angle scattering school on 28-29 June 2012 at the Reactor Insitute Delft in collaboration with Wim Bras from the beam line DUBBLE at the ESRF. Some 40 students from the Netherlands and Belgium came to learn from 11 teachers different aspects of theory, techniques and applications of X-ray and neutron small-angle scattering. You can find the programme at http://www.rrr.tudelft.nl/sasschool.
The design of the support for the collimator tube is finished by Ruud van Tol.
Here you can see this design and an overview of the complete line up.