ID03 - Surface Diffraction Beamline

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Tel: +33(0)47688 2599

Francesco CARLÀ
Scientist in Charge

Helena ISERN
Beamline Operation Manager
ID03 Control Room 2599
Omicron Lab 6720
Catalysis Lab (LOB-021) 6852
Electrochemistry Lab (LOB-023) 6879
E-mail ID03


ID03 is the dedicated Surface X-Ray Diffraction (SXRD) beamline at the ESRF. SXRD is a well established technique to study surfaces and interfaces.

Scientific Applications

  • Surface crystallography from UHV to atmospheric pressure
  • In-situ characterization of dynamical phenomena: homoepitaxy, heteroepitaxy, surface morphology, phase transitions, ...
  • Structural and magnetic characterization of metallic thin films using diffraction and MOKE
  • Characterization of reaction at surfaces: catalysis
  • Electrochemistry


The following techniques are available at the beamline:

  • Surface X-Ray Diffraction
  • Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-Ray Scattering
  • Anomalous X-Ray Diffraction
  • Coherent Diffraction Imaging



Information for Users

Proposal deadline for beamtime from August 2017 to February 2018:

1st March 2017 (inclusive)

Long Term Projects:

15th Jan 2017 (inclusive)

Review Committee Meetings:

27th and 28th April 2017

User guide