Small Angle Scattering school in Delft

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

Current status

Movements in the blue tube have been tested to see if they work properly. We need to change some connections so it seemed wise to check the current situation before that. Everything works fine. We have also connected the Velocity Selector (VS). It works, but more tests are necessary.

At the moment we are trying to solve a problem with the detector translation stage. It seems to skip some of the built in microswitches and therefore changes its current position along the way. On the next valid switchposition the current position is corrected and the cycle restarts.

Blue tube overview
For now: cables from the blue tube
VS and NG-stand