X-Ray Equipment for Magnetic Research
Tuomi, D.; Vinal, F. E.
After an examination of the manner in which x-ray techniques may be applied to a magnetic materials research program, the applications most meaningful to our particular interests have been selected. It is apparent that our program will achieve the most benefit from diffraction work of both service and research character. At present, x-ray fluorescent analysis does not seem to be well adapted to our needs. Equipment requirements are listed and commercially available equipment is examined both as to function and cost. For diffraction work the North American Phillips Co. equipment is preferred as it offers higher efficiency of use and lower cost when compared on an "equal performance basis" to the General Electric Co. diffraction equipment. In addition, through an integrated line of accessories, the accuracy and performance of the Norelco equipment may be raised to a standard not achievable with G.E. equipment. In conclusion, a recommendation is made for the purchase of certain items, primarily manufactured by North American Phillips Co., totaling approximately $18,000. A detailed comparison of the Norelco and G.E. equipment is included in Appendix I.