ID31 is the beam line dedicated to High Resolution Powder Diffraction at the ESRF. Its operational energy range is 6 to 63 keV.
The ESRF has operated a high resolution powder diffraction beam line with users since 17 May 1996. The original beam line, BM16, was built on a bending magnet, and was reviewed in May 2000. The review panel strongly endorsed the proposal to transfer the beam line to an undulator source to exploit the greatly increased flux that would become available, and to increase in the beam line's upper operational energy from 40 keV to 60 keV. On 12 March 2002 BM16 measured its last powder diffraction pattern and the diffractometer was transferred to the newly constructed ID31, which, after a period of commissioning, performed its first user experiment on 26 June 20021.
In these pages you will find:
- A Technical Description of the beam line
- Examples of Scientific Applications
- Sample Environments available at the beam line
- A brief Users Guide
Here is our ESRF wiki (internal access only) where you can find information about running your experiments.
1 Resulting in a paper: M. Brunelli, J. P. Wright, G. B. M. Vaughan, A. J. Mora, and A. N. Fitch. Angew. Chemie Int. Ed., 42, 2029 (2003).