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Neutron Scattering

Neutron Scattering

Neutron scattering has been an indispensable tool for probing the microscopic structure and dynamics over a broad range of length and time scales in quantum and magnetic materials.

By taking advantage of High Temperature Superconductor (HTS), HTS-110 developed a range of superconducting magnet systems for neutron scattering which are used in worldwide neutron research facilities such as FRMII (Germany), ISIS (UK), ILL (France), NIST (USA) and ANSTO (Australia).

Key features

  • Cryogen-free with fast cool down
  • Room temperature bore or cold bore which can be integrated with variable sample temperatures inserts
  • Higher operating temperatures allow faster ramping than conventional Low Temperature
  • Superconducting (LTS) magnets
  • Passive or active shielding to minimize fringe fields
  • Rigid supports allow any field orientation
  • Asymmetric split-pair or Symmetric split-pair with passive shielding possible to move zero field for polarization analysis
  • Large room temperature apertures with no material in neutron beams to cause scattering background
    with the ability to be goniometer mounted for rotation
Example 1: 3 T magnet for polarized neutron scattering

Example 1: 3 T magnet for polarized neutron scattering


  • Small angle neutron scattering (SANS)
  • Polarized neutron reflectometry (PNR)


  • Horizontal field up to 3.0 T
  • 80 mm pole gap
  • Sample volume: 25 mm DSV
  • Ø80 mm vertical RT bore for sample access
  • 4 X Ø60 mm horizontal RT bore
  • 32° horizontal opening angle
  • All zero-field nodes outside the magnet cryostat
  • Fringe field: < 1 Gauss (at 1 m) in radial direction, <10 Gauss (at 0.5 m) in axial direction
  • Weight: 340 kg
  • Dimensions: 471 x 504 x 998 mm


  • Neutron diffraction
  • Neutron reflectometry
  • Time of Flight (TOF) scattering)
  • Polarized neutron scattering


  • Vertical and Horizontal fields up to 2.5 T
  • 80 mm pole gap
    4 X Ø80 mm RT bore
  • 150° horizontal scattering angle
  • ± 20° vertical angle of aperture
  • Operation in any orientation
  • Cool-down time: 22 hours
  • Weight: 186 kg
  • Dimensions: 596 X 363 X 794 mm

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