BM28 - XMaS - The UK CRG

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The beamline, situated on a bending magnet at ESRF, comprises a unique combination of instrumentation for high resolution and magnetic single crystal diffraction. White beam operation is possible, as well as focussed and unfocussed monochromatic modes. An 11-axis Huber diffractometer facilitates simple operation in both vertical and horizontal scattering geometries. In addition to harmonic rejection mirrors, the beam can be further conditioned by various phase-plates and an in-vacuum polarisation analyser. Standard scintillator detectors, avalanche photodiodes, Si drift diodes and a MAR CCD are regularly used. 2D pixel detectors (Pilatus, Maxipix) are also available on request. Sample environment ranges from 1 K to 800 K (1200 K on request). A 1 Tesla electromagnet and a 4 Tesla superconducting magnet can be used in either vertical or horizontal scattering geometries. An in-vacuum 0.1 Tesla electromagnet originally designed for low energy x-ray reflectometry studies is also available.


XMaS PROPOSAL DEADLINES: 1st of March and 1st of October



LiverpoolEPSRC Warwick

XMaS is a project of Warwick and Liverpool Universities, funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council




Information for Users


# Standard and BAG beamtime
Aug. 2017 - Feb. 2018:

1st MARCH 2017 (inclusive)

# Long Term Projects to be completed by the end of 2018:

15th JANUARY 2017 (inclusive)

Review Committee Meetings:

27th and 28th April 2017

User guide