X17C External Website

Beamline X17C

  • 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
      5-80 keV

      Beamline Type
      Facility Beamline

      Beamline Description
      High pressure diamond anvil cell research using angle or energy dispersive x-ray diffraction techniques. X17C is a superconducting wiggler beam line. x-ray diffraction data are acquired on samples under pressures up to 300 GPa in a diamond anvil cell at x-ray energies of 5-80 keV. The beam dimension is adjustable from 1 mm x 1 mm down to 0.01 mm x 0.01 mm by slits and focusing mirrors. x-ray diffraction data for polycrystalline samples in diamond cells up to 300 GPa at ambient temperature can be acquired using a dedicated system. For resistively heated polycrystalline samples in diamond cells the temperature can be up to 1100K at 100 GPa. Single-crystal x-ray diffraction can be performed at up to 100 GPa for microscopic samples below 1 micron. Ruby fluorescence spectroscopic system is available for pressure calibration. Off-line laser-heating equipment provides temperatures up to 4000K at high pressure. The sample preparation lab is equipped with two high magnification stereo microscopes and a micro drill press.

      X-ray diffraction, powder
      X-ray diffraction, single crystal
      High Pressure Research

      Princeton University
      SUNY @ Stony Brook

      Research Types
      X-ray diffraction studies of crystallography, melting, phase transitions, equations of state, elasticity, and theology at high P-T conditions of the Eath's and planetary deep interiors.

  • 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 – 0.015H x 0.010V 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, 100 mm x 100 mm.

      Experimental Apparatus
      Radiation hutch; Diffractometer; Microscope; Ge-detector and associated electronics.

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

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