Diffractomètres de "diffusion de neutrons aux petits angles" : PACE, PA20, PAxy, TPA
La structure sur des échelles de 1 à 100 nm
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Le LLB dispose de 4 appareils de diffusions de neutrons aux petits angles (PA), de gauche à droite :

Small Angle Neutron Spectrometer
Petits angles,
détecteur 2d XY
Très petits angles


Différentes architectures moléculaires étudiées par diffusion de neutrons aux petits angles.

#535 - Màj : 28/08/2019
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La diffusion neutronique est un outil précieux pour explorer les protéines, les édifices biologiques (complexes ADN-protéines), les cellules entières, l ’eau cellulaire.
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