Tel: +33(0)47688 +ext
Germán CASTRO,
Scientist in Charge
Beamline scientist
Control room A  (0)43888 1991
Control room B  (0)43888 1990
Email: Spline


The Spanish CRG Beamline for Absorption and Diffraction


The main goal of the Spanish CRG X-ray beamline is to satisfy the needs of the Spanish Scientific Community with a broad range of interests crossing very different research areas. By using the advantages of a wide Front End (9 mrad), SpLine is split in two braches covering a wide energy range: 5 - 45 keV.

The Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (MEC) through the former Secretaría General del Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica y Desarrollo Tecnológico proposed in 1996 to the ESRF the construction of a beamline multidisciplinary and multipurpose as a Collaboration Research Group (CRG).


The Beamline was built through a coordinated project with the participation of different groups. The project coordination for the beamline construction was led by the ICMM-CSIC. The construction project has been regulated, followed, and supported by the Spanish Goverment through its Science and Technology Offices and Ministries OCYT, MCYT and MEC. The beamline operation has started in 2005 and is regulated by a contract between the MEC and the ESRF. The MEC is responsible for the beamline operation and its accesibility  to the Spanish scientific community. The MEC appointed the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) as the beamline management. The CSIC is creating a large-facility unit (Unidad de Grandes Instalaciones), to deal with beamline management to cover the needs for synchrotron radiation of the Spanish scientific community.

Scientifics facilities available:


 Beamline activities:

  • User support
  • In-house research
    • Growth and characterization multilayer solid systems: solid-solid and solid-gas interfaces.
    • Crystallization and crystal growth process on biological relevant samples: Solid-liquid interfaces