Time-of-Flight Spectrometer (NEAT)
The neutron time-of-flight spectrometer NEAT has a long history of successful applications in the study of dynamics and function of materials. It is best suited to probe dynamic phenomena directly in space and time in the large time domain 10-14 – 10-10 s and on the length scale ranging from 0.05 to up to about 5 nm. To address user community needs for more powerful instrumental capabilities, a concept of full upgrade of NEAT has been proposed. The upgrade started in 2010 after a rigorous internal and external selection process and resulted in 300 fold increases of neutron count rate compared to NEAT’1995.