SPHERES: Backscattering spectrometer


  • Michaela Zamponi Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH Lichtenbergstr. 1 85748 Garching Germany
  • Marina Khaneft Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH Lichtenbergstr. 1 85748 Garching Germany




SPHERES (SPectrometer for High Energy RESolution), operated by JCNS, Forschungszentrum Jülich, is a third-generation neutron backscattering spectrometer with focussing optics and a phase-space-transform chopper. It enables the investigation of atomic and molecular dynamics with an energy resolution of about 0.65 μeV in a dynamic range of ± 31 μeV.


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Cite article as: Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum et al. (2015). SPHERES: Backscattering spectrometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A30. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-38