BM02 upgrade


The French CRG D2AM (BM02) is currently being upgraded to improve its potential for anomalous material studies.

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The beamline was closed to users from March to June for an experimental hutch extension (now 3 m longer), which will allow it to house the new 6-circle diffractometer in kappa geometry (from Newport, with installation scheduled for April 2012), and an enlarged SAXS table. A new monochromator, designed for spectroscopy, is also under construction and will be installed on the beamline during the winter shutdown. The programme will be completed with new mirrors.