BM 14 & BM26 - DUBBLE - Dutch-Belgian Beamline

BM26 & BM14 - DUBBLE - Dutch-Belgian beamlines

The beamlines are funded by the Flemish research council. This means that 66% of the available beam time is reserved for researchers working in Flemish institutes (who submit a CRG proposal). The remaining 33% is available for general ESRF applicants (who submit a standard ESRF proposal).

LATEST UPDATE: Proposal submission is OPEN for both DUBBLE beamlines BM26 and BM14 for the 2022 Spring proposal submission round (Deadlines March 1st for ESRF users and April 1st for DUBBLE users). However, in 2022 both beamlines will operate at 50% capacity which means only 50% of the usual amount shifts will be available. For Dutch user groups, they will be able to apply for beamtime via the ESRF proposal submission route or in collaboration with Flemish users applying via DUBBLE-CRG proposal submission route where the main proposer is affiliated to a Flemish University/Institute.

IMPORTANT: There is no Gas Rig system available at BM14, the new Spectroscopy beamline of DUBBLE.

Click here to find out how to apply for beamtime





Proposal deadlines for Dutch and Flemish researchers:
1st April and 1st October

What research is performed here?

The SAXS/WAXS beam line
SAXS-WAXS-samplechanger-700px.png is largely devoted to soft condensed matter research, although scientists from many other research fields (geology, mineralogy, metallurgy, etc.) are also regular visitors
Latest publication:   

A.H. Hofman, M. Reza, , J. Ruokolainen, G. ten Brinke, and K. Loos, (2016), “Hierarchical Layer Engineering Using Supramolecular Double-Comb Diblock Copolymers.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. doi:10.1002/anie.201606890


The XAFS beam line
ExafsSaxsWaxs-0008.jpg (Exafs-Saxs-Waxs setup (1)) is specialised in on-line catalysis experiments but recent publications include: work on strained and relaxed CVD grown epitaxial Ge1-xSnx films, a study during cycling of Li2FeSiO4 and Li2.2Fe0.9SiO4 Li ion battery materials and a paper entitled "Co-rich ZnCoO nanoparticles embedded in wurtzite Zn1-xCoxO thin films: possible origin of superconductivity".
Latest publication:  

Olivier Schalm, Amandine Crabbé, Patrick Storme, Rita Wiesinger, Arianna Gambirasi, Eva Grieten, Pieter Tack, Stephen Bauters, Christoph Kleber, Monica Favaro, Dominique Schryvers, Laszlo Vincze, Herman Terryn, Alessandro Patelli;  “The corrosion process of sterling silver exposed to a Na2S solution: monitoring and characterizing the complex surface evolution using a multi-analytical approach” Appl. Phys. A (2016) 122: 903. doi:10.1007/s00339-016-0436-6


  • Most of the DUBBLE team on 21st March 2016 (missing Wim and Florian)


Back row: Halina, Dip, Aleksei, Alessandro, Dirk and Daniel

Front row: Mrinal, Stephen and Jenny

  • Some of the DUBBLE team on 6th June 2014

News from DUBBLE

Congratulations Daniel Hermida Merino!


Daniel Hermida Merino has obtained his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) with a dissertation on the "Study of the structure-properties relationship of polymeric materials using coupled techniques" at the University of Lorraine (France)


Congratulations Dr Sarah Saïdi!


Sarah Saïdi has successfully completed her PhD entitled "Multi-length scale study of the impact of fluoroelastomer addition on the PVDF structure by coupled in situ measurements"


Dr. Martin Rosenthal joins DUBBLE SAXS/WAXS beamline


Dr. Martin Rosenthal joins DUBBLE SAXS/WAXS beamline


DUBBLE-ESRF User Meeting on March 6, 2020


It is our pleasure to announce the first DUBBLE user meeting after the 2019 ESRF shutdown. The meeting will take place at the Palace of Academies in Brussels (Hertogstraat 1, 1000 Brussels), located within walking distance of Brussels Central Station, on March 6, 2020...


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