A residual stress neutron diffractometer is nothing more than a specialized powder diffractometer.
Zocchi, Geometrical Properties of a Four-Circle Neutron Diffractometer for Measuring Intensities at an Optimum Azimuth of the Reflecting Planes, Acta Cryst.
Since overlapping of reflections is rarely a problem in single crystal diffraction work, the neutron diffractometers used in this type of analysis are usually designed to maximize luminosity and without paying too much attention to resolution.
In the late 1970s, macromolecular crystallography at NIST began with collaboration between NIST and NIH to establish a single-crystal neutron diffractometer.
Alexander Wlodawer resulted in the development and implementation of a neutron diffractometer with a linear detector specifically designed for collecting diffraction data from crystals of biological macromolecules (1).
Alexander Wlodawer who had been involved in establishing the NBS neutron diffractometer led this effort.
Continuing improvements in the speed and availability of x-ray (especially synchrotron) and neutron diffractometers
, and computer hardware and software, have made multidataset refinements commonplace and have led to structural problems of increasing complexity being tackled by power diffraction.
Levy, Angle Calculations for 3- and 4-circle x-ray and neutron diffractometers
, Acta Cryst.