The Estia instrument will probe surfaces, thin films and layered systems, revealing structure and magnetic phenomena. Named for its unprecedented focus, Estia will be able to address complex systems available only in small quantities. The science has visionary applications for society, including spintronics and novel IT materials.
Apart from a large q-range coverage and full polarization analysis, the instrument will feature a unique, truly focusing neutron guide that will allow reflectometry from tiny samples (1 mm²). This focusing is achieved using the Selene guide technology developed at the in-kind partner PSI and allows the projection of a virtual source slit within the neutron bunker onto the sample position, 24 m downstream.
Aeronautics and Automotive, Chemistry and Catalysis, Environmental Engineering and Recycling, Industrial production and Manufacturing, Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials