Beamline X18B is dedicated to do x-ray absorption spectroscopy, it covers the energy range 4.7 to 40 KeV. The Synchrotron Catalysis Consortium (SCC) and General User members come from different industrial, educational and government research institutions and do research in a variety of fields, i.e. chemistry, catalysis, environment, biology and solid state physics. The beamline is equipped with a 13-element Ge-detector, and a 4-element Si-drift Vortex detector. It is also possible to mount a He closed-cycle cryostat to cool the sample to 20K. These detectors are shared with X19A.
X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and Quick-XAS in biology, chemistry, physics, geology, environmental sciences, including nanoparticles. Through SCC, temp. programmed gas treatment of samples with RGA analysis.