ID31 - High-energy beamline for buried interface structure and materials processing




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Tel: +33(0)47688 +ext
Fax: +33(0)476882542

Experimental hutch: 4067

Veijo Honkimäki,
Scientist in Charge

Thomas Buslaps,
Materials Science Group Beamline Operations Manager


Jakub Drnec,


Agnieszka Poulain,
Junior Scientist


Maria Valeria Blanco,


Florian Russello,



The complexity of heterogeneous devices such as fuel cells, organic solar cells, rechargeable batteries, catalytic materials, etc. can only be studied adequately by a combination of experimental methods, in order to reveal the interplay between the microscopic material properties and the macroscopic device performances. As the need for combining techniques has been instrumental in the development of electron microscopy it is seen as equally important for the evolution of hard x-ray synchrotron methods applied in-situ for studying both real devices under operating conditions and idealized model systems under precisely controlled environments. Therefore, ID31 enables a portfolio of hard x-ray characterization techniques including reflectivity, wide angle diffraction both in transmission and grazing incidence geometry, small angle x-ray scattering, and imaging methods coupled with a great versatility in choosing beam sizes, energy bandwidth and detectors optimized for high energy x-rays. The design  enables many different studies with remarkable potential.

Beamline is operational from autumn 2015.

For further technical description, please see

Selected publications:

Laetitia Dubau et al., ACS Catalysis, 6(2016), pp 4673–4684