BM26 - DUBBLE - Dutch-Belgian Beamline

BM26 - DUBBLE - Dutch-Belgian beamline

The beamline is funded by the Dutch and Flemish research councils, which means that 70% of the available beam time is reserved for researchers working in Dutch or Flemish institutes (who submit a CRG proposal). The remaining 30% is available for general ESRF applicants (who submit a standard ESRF proposal).

It is a common occurrence that researchers apply via the wrong route

Click here to find out how to apply for beamtime 






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
SAXS-WAXS-samplechanger-700px.png is largely devoted to soft condensed matter research, although scientists from many other research fields (geology, mineralogy, metallurgy, etc.) are also regular visitors
Latest publication:   

Abhishek Baral, Subhasish Roy, Srabanti Ghosh, Daniel Hermida Merino, Ian W Hamley, and Arindam Banerjee; “A Peptide based Mechano-sensitive, Proteolytically stable Hydrogel with Remarkable Antibacterial Properties”; Langmuir Just Accepted Manuscript (2016); DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03789


The XAFS beam line
ExafsSaxsWaxs-0008.jpg (Exafs-Saxs-Waxs setup (1)) is specialised in on-line catalysis experiments but recent publications include: work on strained and relaxed CVD grown epitaxial Ge1-xSnx films, a study during cycling of Li2FeSiO4 and Li2.2Fe0.9SiO4 Li ion battery materials and a paper entitled "Co-rich ZnCoO nanoparticles embedded in wurtzite Zn1-xCoxO thin films: possible origin of superconductivity".
Latest publication:  

Yuan Y., Hubner R., Liu F., Sawicki M., Gordan O., Salvan G., Zahn D.R.T., Banerjee D., Baehtz C., Helm M., Zhou S. (2016) “Ferromagnetic Mn-implanted GaP: Microstructures vs. magnetic properties.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (accepted).




  • Some of the DUBBLE team on 6th June 2014

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News from DUBBLE

Publications in 2015


The DUBBLE beam lines have had another productive year with 100 peer reviewed publications incorporating DUBBLE data. This corresponds to roughly one paper for every three days’ beam time, a very satisfactory rate of return, reflecting the fact that the DUBBLE beam...


Sinterklaas comes to DUBBLE


A gift of chocolate (from our EXAFS users)! Thanks guys, come back soon


Improved understanding of Ni based catalysts could enable large scale energy storage using hydrogen fuel cells


In-situ measurements of Ni(OH)2/NiOOH materials in electrochemical cells lead to an in-depth understanding of the oxygen evolution reaction


Giuseppe Portale leaves DUBBLE


Giuseppe has left the team at DUBBLE to take up a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Groningen, NL.


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