The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) have jointly constructed and now operate the CRG-IF beamline at ESRF in order to propose powerful X-ray beams to french surface researchers. One third of the beamtime is allocated in counterpart to the european scientific community. This beamline opened at the beginning of the ESRF, was the first CRG Beamline operational. BM32 is now composed of technical and scientific staff coming from CNRS (INP/SPrAM UMR 5819 and Institut Néel), and CEA (DSM/INAC/SP2M/NRS).
Two instruments are available to offer a complementary characterization of surfaces and interfaces in soft and hard condensed matter:
A new instrument (since march 2006) designed for submicronic focussed white beam (Laue) diffraction:
Beamtime can be allocated by submitting proposals to two scientific program committees:
When choosing the suited instrument for your experiments during the electronic submission procedure please:
for the period from the end of august 2017 to end of February 2018. Beamtime is reserved to french laboratories or academic groups
for the period from the end of august 2017 to end of February 2018. Beamtime is reserved to laboratories or academic groups of european ESRF contributors countries (including France)
see more details in BM32 User guide
In case of troubleshoutings, issues with instruments & software, get prepared with your future experiments environment: BM32 WIKI
Beamline activites and capabilities are described in the pages of this website. Scientific production is listed in Beamline & Publications and with corresponding impact metrics:
The Google scholar profile contains all digital documents found in the web where 'BM32 beamline' appears explicitely in the core text.
Optics Hutch has been completely refurbished since January 2006. It has allowed to improve the X-ray Beam features coming in the two experimental hutches (flux, spot size on sample and energy resolution...) and namely to achieve a sub micrometric beamsize via a pinhole and two focussing mirrors.
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