The available sample environments consist of two load frames, two Eulerian cradles of which one is capable of holding a displex, and a 4-point bending device for measuring stresses in coatings.
Two load frames of 100 kN and 10 kN capacity are available, allowing uniaxial tension/compression experiments. Alternatively, the two load frames can be run in a biaxial configuration. The small load frame can be used in rotation and tilt, thus allowing access to nearly any orientation of the scattering vector with respect to the applied load
The Euler cradle is used for neutron texture experiments (larger model not shown). Because the largest available diameter of the primary beam is 13 mm, the specimen has to be < 13 mm in its largest dimension for an experiment with full specimen illumination.
Four-Point Bending Device
This device is predominantly used for experiments in which stress is applied on coatings. Other applications include elastic constants determination as well as X-ray measurements. Optimal specimen dimensions are 120 mm length × 25 mm height × 3.5 mm thickness. The settings for force and deflection have to be adjusted manually.