NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar

"MAXPD: Multi-Anvil X-ray Powder Diffraction — COMPRES Partner User Program for High Pressure Studies at 28-ID-2-D"

Presented by Matthew L. Whitaker, Stony Brook University

Friday, May 17, 2019, 12:00 pm — NSLS-II Bldg. 743 Room 156

MAXPD is the downstream endstation of XPD, an insertion device beamline at Sector 28 (28-ID-2-D) of NSLS-II. The MAXPD endstation and General User Program are sponsored by the COnsortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES). MAXPD has an 1100-ton hydraulic press installed, which is equipped with a unique DT-25 pressure module that can be swapped out for a more standard D-DIA module as desired. MAXPD makes use of the world-class monochromatic beam available at XPD (usually ~67 keV), with which we collect both angular dispersive X-ray diffraction data and X-radiographic imaging. The first General User experiments took place in March 2018. Final Science Commissioning beamtime took place in August of last year, and the full General User program for MAXPD began in the 2018-3 cycle. In this seminar, I will give an overview of the science drivers behind the development of the endstation, some of its unique capabilities, some representative results from recent experiments conducted over the last two cycles at MAXPD, and where we are looking to go as we look to the future.

Hosted by: Ignace Jarrige

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