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The diffractometer is part of the Residual Stress Program with the main purpose of measuring strains/stresses. Other possible applications are the measurement of preferred orientation, and, with restrictions, single crystal or powder measurements.
Use of the instrument is restricted to NCNR staff, however, outside users can gain access to the x-ray diffractometer through their instrument contact or NCNR staff collaborator. This x-ray instrument is self-scheduled, via a sign up calendar located at the instrument.
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