Beamline 16-ID

  • General Information
    • Source Type


      General User Beamtime

      Energy Range Category
      Hard X-Ray (1-50 keV)

      Energy Range
      2.1-18 keV

      Beamline Type
      Facility Beamline

      Beamline Description
      This is a x-ray scattering beamline designed specifically for life science applications

      X-ray Scattering, Biomolecular Solution
      X-ray Scattering, Small- and Wide-angle

      Research Types
      Structure of macromolecules in solution; Scattering-based imaging of biological tissues; Membrane structures

  • Contact Information
    • Spokesperson The person from each beamline who acts as a contact point between the beamline management and NSLS administration. Contact for questions about the beamline scientific program, experimental capabilities, and beamline management.
      Lin Yang, Brookhaven National Laboratory,, 344-5833

      Local Contact The beamline staff member who is typically responsible for overseeing the daily operation and maintenance of the beamline. Contact for questions about beamline instrumentation, experimental details, and training.
      Shirish Chodankar, Brookhaven National Laboratory,, 344-2731

      Beamtime Scheduler The beamline staff member responsible for coordination of beamline schedule every trimester. Contact for questions about beamtime scheduling.

      Beamline Phone

  • Instrumentation
    • Beamline Characteristics

      Energy RangeMono Crystal or GratingResolution (ΔE/E)FluxSpot Size (mm)Total Angular Acceptance (mrad)
      2.1-18 keV Si(111) up to 1013 photons/sec down to 1 micron, depending on optics configuration

      Source Type

      Optical System
      White beam mirror (flat); Si(111) monochromator (channel cut + fixed-exit pair); KB focusing mirrors; Secondary focusing beryllium lenses

      Experimental Apparatus
      Automatic sample handler for solution scattering. Scanning microscope stage for in-air imaging and scattering measurements.

      Computer System Hardware & Software
      Workstations for beamline control. Linux cluster for data analysis and storage.

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