Articles by Matthias Drochner in JoVE
Studying Soft-matter and Biological Systems over a Wide Length-scale from Nanometer and Micrometer Sizes at the Small-angle Neutron Diffractometer KWS-2 Aurel Radulescu1, Noemi Kinga Szekely1, Marie-Sousai Appavou1, Vitaliy Pipich1, Thomas Kohnke1, Vladimir Ossovyi1, Simon Staringer1, Gerald J. Schneider2, Matthias Amann3, Bo Zhang-Haagen3, Georg Brandl1, Matthias Drochner4, Ralf Engels4, Romuald Hanslik5, Günter Kemmerling1 1Jülich Centre for Neutron Science Outstation at MLZ, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, 2Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, 3Jülich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS-1 & Institute of Complex Systems ICS-1, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, 4Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics — Electronic Systems (ZEA-2), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, 5Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics — Engineering and Technology (ZEA-1), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH Here, we present a protocol to investigate soft matter and biophysical systems over a wide mesoscopic length scale, from nm to µm that involves the use of the KWS-2 SANS diffractometer at high intensities and an adjustable resolution.
Other articles by Matthias Drochner on PubMed
SPHERES, Jülich's High-flux Neutron Backscattering Spectrometer at FRM II The Review of Scientific Instruments. Jul, 2012 | Pubmed ID: 22852726 SPHERES is a third-generation neutron backscattering spectrometer, located at the 20 MW German neutron source FRM II and operated by the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science. It offers an energy resolution (fwhm) better than 0.65 μeV, a dynamic range of ± 31 μeV, and a signal-to-noise ratio of up to 1750:1.
Tuning the Instrument Resolution Using Chopper and Time of Flight at the Small-angle Neutron Scattering Diffractometer KWS-2 Journal of Applied Crystallography. Dec, 2015 | Pubmed ID: 26664343 Following demand from the user community regarding the possibility of improving the experimental resolution, the dedicated high-intensity/extended Q-range SANS diffractometer KWS-2 of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Center in Garching was equipped with a double-disc chopper with a variable opening slit window and time-of-flight (TOF) data acquisition option. The chopper used in concert with a dedicated high-intensity velocity selector enables the tuning at will of the wavelength resolution Δλ/λ within a broad range, from 20% (standard) down to 2%, in a convenient and safe manner following pre-planned or spontaneous decisions during the experiment. The new working mode is described in detail, and its efficiency is demonstrated on several standard samples with known properties and on a completely new crystallizable copolymer system, which were investigated using both the conventional (static) and TOF modes.