E9: The Fine Resolution Powder Diffractometer (FIREPOD) at BER II


  • Alexandra Franz Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
  • Andreas Hoser Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie




The E9 (FIREPOD) is an upgraded fine resolution powder diffractometer for elastic neutron scattering, obtaining high quality data sets for Rietveld analysis, structure solution and phase analysis under ambient conditions as well as in situ at low / high temperatures, magnetic fields, gas pressure and various atmospheres.


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Cite article as: Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie. (2017). E9: The Fine Resolution Powder Diffractometer (FIREPOD) at BER II. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 3, A103. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-3-127