Small-angle neutron scattering instrument of institute for solid state physics, the University of Tokyo (SANS-U) and its application to biology.

Y. Ito, Masayuki Imai, S. Takahashi

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Abstract

A small-angle neutron spectrometer (SANS-U) suitable for the study of mesoscopic structure in the field of polymer chemistry and biology, has been constructed at the guide hall of JRR-3M reactor at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute. The instrument is 32m long and utilizes a mechanical velocity selector and pinhole collimation to provide a continuous beam with variable wavelength in the range from 5 to 10 A. The neutron detector is a 65 x 65 cm2 2D position sensitive proportional counter. The practical Q range of SANS-U is 0.0008 to 0.45 A-1. The design, characteristics and performance of SANS-U are described with some biological studies using SANS-U.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-126
Number of pages12
JournalBasic life sciences
Volume64
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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