[neutron-mc] Elastically bent perfect crystal as monochromator

Willendrup, Peter Kj=?ISO-8859-1?B?5g==?=r peter.willendrup at risoe.dk
Wed Feb 21 10:52:13 CET 2007

Hello Anil,

On 2/18/07 11:34 AM, "ajain at barc.gov.in" <ajain at barc.gov.in> wrote:

>                I am using current version (McStas-1.10-i686-Win32.exe )of
> McStas for simulating an instrument for measuring residual stress .I wnat to
> know whether it is possible to use Elastically bent perfect crystal(silicon)
> as monochromator in the simulation and what is the process.

What you are describing here would certainly be very useful for the
community. However:

* We have no model of elastically bent crystals what so ever.
* The single crystal component (which includes secondary extinction but does
_not_ handle primary extinction if you need that?) would in principle be a
starting point. But, as recently reported by Aaron Percival
( http://mailman.risoe.dk/pipermail/neutron-mc/2007q1/000689.html ), there
are currently problems when trying to use it as a monochromator. (We are
currently debugging to investigate further).

If you decide to try to write your own component for your project, we would
certainly welcome it as a contribution to the project.

Best regards,

Peter Willendrup

Peter Willendrup, MSc
Materials Research Department
Building 227
Risø National Laboratory
Technical University of Denmark
Frederiksborgvej 399
DK-4000 Roskilde

Tel:  (+45) 4677 5862
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Email: Peter.Willendrup at risoe.dk

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