FAME-UHD, the French Absorption spectroscopy beamline in Material and Environmental sciences at Ultra-High Dilution, is dedicated to high energy resolution fluorescence detected x-ray absorption spectroscopy (HERFD-XAS) for structural investigation of ultra-diluted samples. The key element of the beamline is thus a crystal analyser spectrometer, which enables XANES analyses at concentrations as low as 1ppm and EXAFS at 10ppm.
Status:  open


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  • EXAFS - extended X-ray absorption fine structure
  • XAFS - X-ray absorption fine structure
  • XANES - X-ray absorption near-edge structure
  • XAS - X-ray absorption spectroscopy
  • XES - X-ray emission spectroscopy
  • XRF - X-ray fluorescence

Energy range

  • 4.8 - 20.0  keV

Beam size

  • Minimum (H x V) : 200.0 x 100.0  µm²
  • Maximum (H x V) : 200.0 x 100.0  µm²

Sample environments

  • He cryostat


  • Crystal analyzer spectrometer (+XPAD or Vortex) for high-resolution fluorescence measurement
  • Si diodes (Hamamatsu) for monitoring and transmitted intensity measurements
  • Silicon drift detector (Vortex) for fluorescence measurement