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McStas: ILL_IN6 Instrument at ILL

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The ILL_IN6 Instrument

The IN6 Time-of-Flight simulation at the ILL (instrument only).



IN6 is a time focussing time-of-flight spectrometer designed for quasielastic and
inelastic scattering for incident wavelengths in the range of 4 to 6 Angs.

An intense beam is extracted from the H15 guide by a vertically focussing
monochromator array. It consists of three composite pyrolytic graphite
monochromators using the full height (20 cm) of the guide and focussing the beam
at the sample position. In order to minimise the interference with the
subsequent instruments, the monochromator can deliver only four wavelengths:
4.1; 4.6; 5.1; and 5.9 Angs. The second order reflection from the graphite
monochromator is removed by a beryllium-filter cooled at liquid nitrogen
To achieve the time-focussing condition, the beam is pulsed by a Fermi chopper.
It has a small slot length to ensure a good transmission. The normal distance
between the Fermi chopper and the sample is 38 cm. To prevent frame-overlap when
the chopper is rotating faster than 7500 rpm, a suppressor chopper is placed
before the Fermi chopper and rotates in phase with the latter.

The secondary spectrometer consists first of an evacuated sample area. The
detector bank is entirely covered with detector boxes, thus avoiding the
inconvenience of moving the counters.

This instrument model contains a cold source a triple monochromator
(using the GROUP), two Fermi Choppers (including one background chopper), a
liquid sample handling coherent and incoherent processes (elastic and inelastic)
with multiple scattering, customized monitors, and the SPLIT mechanism to
improve the statistics. The H15 guide is not described in this model.

Input parameters

Parameters in boldface are required; the others are optional.
Name Unit Description Default
lambda Angs wavelength within 4.14|4.6|5.12|5.92 4.14
dlambda Angs wavelength HALF spread. default is 0.075 0.075
SPEED rpm Fermi chopper speed. -1=auto, 0=stopped in open pos. -1
M1 coder values monochromator motor 1 position. -1=auto -1
M2 coder values monochromator motor 2 positinn. -1=auto -1
M3 coder values monochromator motor 3 position. -1=auto -1
MONITOR something like time in s monitor preset 1
CHA_WIDTH us channel width. -1=auto -1
TOF_DELAY us TOF delay. -1=auto -1
TOF_CHA_RESOL 1 number of channels. 128
ELPEAK 1 elastic peak channel. -1=auto -1
RATIO 1 Suppressor speed ratio. -1=no suppressor. 1
mFC 1 super mirror FermiChopper coating m-value 0
PHASE deg Fermi phase w/r/ to Suppressor. -360=auto -360
Sqw_coh str sample coherent S(q,w) file name "Rb_liq_coh.sqw"
Sqw_inc str sample incoherent S(q,w) file name "Rb_liq_inc.sqw"
radius m outer radius of sample hollow cylinder 0.01
thickness m thickness of sample hollow cylinder 0.005


  • Source code for ILL_IN6.instr.
  • The IN6@ILL Yellow Pages
  • R.Scherm et al, "Another Time of Flight Spectrometer", ILL Report 76S235, 1976
  • R.Scherm, "A high-resolution spectrometer ...", report Jul-295-NP, Kernforschungsanlage Julich, 1965
  • Y.Blanc, "Le spectrometre a temps de vol IN6", ILL Report 83BL21G, 1983
  • K.H.Beckurts et al, Neutron physics, Kernforschungsanlage Karlsruhe, 1964 (p317)
  • R.Scherm and T.Springer, "Proposal of a multiple Chopper...", Kernforschungsanlage Julich, 19xx

[ Identification | Description | Input parameters | Output parameters | Links ]

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