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Beamline X17B3

  • General Information
    • Source Type
      7-pole superconducting wiggler, 4.2T, 17.4 cm period


      General User Beamtime

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

      Energy Range
      20-150 keV, 30 and 80 keV monochromatic

      Beamline Type
      Facility Beamline

      Beamline Description
      High-resolution and single-crystal and powder scattering at 30 to 90 keV, high pressure physics, geology, and materials science using diamond anvil cell and microbeam x-ray diffraction. The X17 4.2T super-conducting wiggler produces high-energy x-rays with a critical energy of 22 keV. White beam or monochromatic beam can be used in the experimental hutches. Typical flux for white beam is 5x1014 photons/s/1%bw/0.25A at 20keV. In the monochromatic mode, two double crystal monochromators provides 30 and 80 keV x-rays. Use of specialized diamond anvil cell with laser heating is available with prior arrangement.

      X-ray diffraction, powder
      High Pressure Research

      Princeton University
      SUNY @ Stony Brook

      Research Types
      High-pressure research; laser heating; equation of state, phase diagram and phase transition

  • 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.
      Zhong Zhong, Brookhaven National Laboratory, zhong@bnl.gov, 344-2117
      Thomas Duffy, Princeton University, duffy@Princeton.EDU, 6092586769

      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.
      Zhiqiang Chen, HPStar: Center for High Pressure Science and Techn, zc2@njit.edu, 6313445343
      Xinguo Hong, SUNY @ Stony Brook, xhong@bnl.gov, 6313444066

      Beamtime Scheduler The beamline staff member responsible for coordination of beamline schedule every trimester. Contact for questions about beamtime scheduling.
      Thomas Duffy, Princeton University, duffy@Princeton.EDU, 6092586769

      Beamline Phone

  • Instrumentation
    • Beamline Characteristics

      Energy RangeMono Crystal or GratingResolution (ΔE/E)FluxSpot Size (mm)Total Angular Acceptance (mrad)
      5 – 80 keV White beam White beam 5 x 1014 (@ 20 keV, after C and Be filter) 1.0H x 1.0V – 0.02H x 0.02V 0-2 (variable and unfocused)

      Source Type
      7-pole superconducting wiggler, 4.2T, 17.4 cm period

      Optical System
      Slits: Four 1 cm thick tungsten blade, motor controlled slits. Mirror: Platinum-coated, silicon K-B focusing mirrors, 200 mm x 100 mm.

      Experimental Apparatus
      Radiation hutch; Diffractometer; Microscope; Ge-detector and associated electronics. Perkin Elmer Flat panel detector

      Computer System Hardware & Software
      MAC G5 server; Window 2000 PC; VME; EPICS; IDL

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