ECM Presents Paper on The Challenges of Neutron Guide Alignment

Challenges of Neutron Guide Alignment at the NIST Center for Neutron Research

By Ray Ryan, ECM Global

Abstract: NIST Center for Neutron Research is in the process of expanding the number of beamlines for research purposes from 7 to 11 beams. The metrology tasks required to perform the installation of the new beamlines include the design and installation of a high accuracy control network throughout the area impacted by the new beamlines, the measurement and fiducialization of a 145 new glass guide segments, the alignment of each glass guide segment in its vacuum vessel and the positioning of the all the vacuum vessels within three distinct areas of the facility.

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