BM26 - DUBBLE - Dutch-Belgian Beamline

BM26 - DUBBLE - Dutch-Belgian beamline

We mainly cater to researchers in the remit of the Dutch and Flemish research councils but 30% of the beam time is available for general ESRF users.

Two lines: BM26A=XAFS  BM26B=SAXS/WAXS
The DUBBLE project operates two beam lines whose main techniques are time-resolved SAXS/WAXS and XAFS. It is possible to collect XAFS data simultaneously with XRD and SAXS (this is sample limited).

We offer flexibility and high quality data




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

Synchrotron and Neutron Workshop
Utrecht, 1st June 2015

also celebrating 1000 DUBBLE publications!
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slides from workshops


What research is performed here?

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

The XAFS beam line is specialised in on-line catalysis experiments but this is definitely not the only type of experiment carried out here. 


Click here to find out how to apply for beamtime


  • Some of the DUBBLE team on 6th June 2014

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News from DUBBLE

SyNew workshop Utrecht 1st June 2015


DUBBLE celebrates 1000 publications and 15 years of operation


Understanding refinery catalysts under industrial conditions by in-situ XAS


The activation of hydrotreating catalysts, applied in oil-upgrading processes, was followed by time-resolved XAS. Short EXAFS scans (6 min/scan) revealed that several intermediates lead up to the formation of the catalytically active MoS2 phase, depending on the...


Husn's paper in the news; did life begin underwater?


As reported in the Daily Mail, "Did life begin in underwater volcanoes? Hot sea vents spontaneously produce building blocks needed for organisms to develop". Husn's paper published in Chemical Communications, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02078F, is attracting media attention....


Combined extensional rheometry, SAXS and WAXS


Enrico Troisi and colleagues from the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven have combined extensional rheometry with SAXS and WAXS on BM26B to follow the isothermal crystallization of isotactic polypropylene at 135°C. They are able to follow the crystallization kinetics...


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