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The beamline, situated on a bending magnet at the ESRF, comprises a unique combination of instrumentation for high resolution and (magnetic) single crystal diffraction. White beam operation is possible, as well as focussed and unfocussed monochromatic modes. An 11-axis Huber diffractometer facilitates sample operation in both vertical and horizontal scattering geometries. In addition to harmonic rejection mirrors, the beam can be further conditioned by various phase-plates and an in-vacuum polarisation analyser. Standard scintillator detectors, avalanche photodiodes, Si drift diodes, a MAR CCD and 2D pixel detectors (Pilatus3 300k, Maxipix 2x2) are regularly used. Sample environment ranges from 1 K to 800 K (1200 K on request). A 1 Tesla electromagnet and a 4 Tesla superconducting magnet can be used in either vertical or horizontal scattering geometry. An in-vacuum 0.1 Tesla electromagnet, originally designed for low energy x-ray reflectometry studies, is also available.


XMaS PROPOSAL DEADLINES: 1st of April and 1st of October



LiverpoolEPSRC Warwick

XMaS is a project of the Universities of Warwick and Liverpool, funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council