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Beamlines Available for Proposals

General User (GU) Proposals are for scientists that require beam time on beamlines that routinely support the technique needed for their experiment. General User proposals are valid for one year (3 beam time cycles).

In these early years of NSLS-II, new beamlines capabilities are continually being implemented. This might include commissioning a new beamline, technique, endstation, hardware, and/or software. An essential part of this process involves engagement of the scientific community in user-assisted commissioning of these capabilities. In the past, a separate proposal type (i.e. Science Commissioning proposal) was required. However, beginning in September 2017, the request for “science commissioning” beam time will be submitted through the General User proposal.

Listed below are the General User and Science Commissioning capabilities that will be available for the upcoming cycle. If a user wishes his/her proposal to be considered for science commissioning beam time based on a new capability specifically requested below by the beamline staff for this cycle, this should be addressed in the General User proposal. In addition, all users interested in science commissioning are required to consult with the lead beamline scientist prior to submission of the proposal.

For more information, see the Guide to Proposal Types.

GUAvailable for General User proposals SCAvailable for science commissioning

2-ID SIX
 

Soft Inelastic X-ray Scattering

Contact: Valentina Bisogni

GU

Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering with medium-high resolving power, up to 17000, in the energy range 400 eV - 1600 eV.

GU

Momentum dispersion in 3D materials involving the spectrometer arm rotation within the six discrete 2theta options.

GU

Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering with high resolving power, up to 35000, in the energy range 400 eV - 1600 eV.

GU

Spectrometer arm 2theta can be moved continuously between 38deg to 150deg.

SC

Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering in the energy range 180 eV - 400 eV and 1600 eV - 2000 eV.

3-ID HXN
 

Hard X-ray Nanoprobe

Contact: Yong Chu

GU

2D x-ray fluorescence and ptychography imaging using multilayer Laue lenses as focusing optics (minimum beam size of ~12 nm; energy range 12-18 keV).

GU

3D x-ray fluorescence and ptychography imaging using multilayer Laue lenses as focusing optics (min. beam size of ~12 nm at 12-18 keV). Significant geometric constraints are imposed. Please contact beamline scientist before submitting a proposal.

GU

Bragg diffraction imaging (using Bragg ptychography or conventional nanodiffraction). Significant geometric constraints are imposed. Please contact beamline scientist before submitting a proposal.

GU

2D/3D x-ray fluorescence and ptychography imaging using a zone plate as a focusing optic (minimum beam size of ~40 nm; energy range 6-18 keV. Higher energies can be reached but with lower efficiencies).

GU

2D XANES imaging using a zoneplate as a focusing optic (minimum beam size of ~40 nm; energy range 6-13 keV. Higher energies can be reached but with lower efficiencies).

GU

2D/3D Bragg diffraction imaging (via Bragg ptychography or conventional nanodiffraction) using a zone plate as a focusing optic (minimum beam size of ~40 nm; energy range 6-18 keV. Higher energies can be reached but with lower efficiencies).

SC

Bragg CDI/ptychography on single crystal samples. Strong emphasis is on developing analysis software.

SC

In situ and multimodality imaging. Strong emphasis is on developing new in situ capabilities

SC

Development of x-ray beam stability enhancement

4-BM XFM
 

X-ray Fluorescence Microprobe

Contact: Ryan Tappero

GU

XANES & EXAFS spectroscopy (Micro-XAS)

GU

X-ray fluorescence imaging (Micro-XRF)

GU

X-ray diffraction (Micro-XRD)

SC

Pink beam XRF imaging and microtomography

SC

Development of in-situ cells and custom sample environments

SC

Fluorescence Computed Microtomography (fCMT)

4-ID ISR
 

Integrated In situ and Resonant Hard X-ray Studies

Contact: Christie Nelson

GU

Single-crystal resonant x-ray scattering with hard x-rays (6-23 keV)

GU

In-situ studies of materials growth with hard x-rays (8-23 keV), optional use of gas flow control and handling capabilities for non-hazardous gases, optional secondary focusing with 2 micron (V) x 11 micron (H) beam

SC

Single-crystal x-ray scattering with variable linear incident polarization, hard x-ray (6-14 kev)

SC

Single-crystal resonant x-ray scattering with tender x-rays (2.5-6 keV)

SC

Investigation of coherent in-situ techniques for studies of materials growth with hard x-rays (8-23 keV)

SC

Small beam (~200 nm) diffraction in transmission SAXS geometry

5-ID SRX
 

Submicron Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy

Contact: Andrew Kiss

GU

X-ray fluorescence imaging

GU

XANES spectroscopy

SC

Development of multimodal imaging techniques

SC

Confocal microscopy

6-BM BMM
 

Beamline for Materials Measurement

Contact: Bruce Ravel

GU

Transmission XAFS, fluorescence XAFS with a four-element Si-drift detector

GU

X-ray diffraction on modified Huber psi diffractometer:

7-BM QAS
 

Quick x-ray Absorption and Scattering

Contact: Steven Ehrlich

GU

Powder diffraction

GU

XAFS in transmission mode

GU

XAFS in fluorescence mode

7-ID-1 SST-1
 

Spectroscopy Soft and Tender

Contact: Cherno Jaye

GU

NEXAFS spectroscopy in partial and total electron yield modes with a nominal beam size of about 300 µm and an energy range of 100 – 2200 eV

GU

NEXAFS spectroscopy in fluorescence yield mode with a nominal beam size of about 300 µm and an energy range of 100 – 2200 eV

GU

Resonant soft x-ray scattering

7-ID-2 SST-2
 

Spectroscopy Soft and Tender

Contact: Conan Weiland

GU

Hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (2.0 keV to 6.0 keV)

GU

Soft x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (100 eV - 2200 eV)

GU

NEXAFS total electron yield (2.0 keV to 7.5 keV)

8-BM TES
 

Tender Energy X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy

Contact: Yonghua Du

GU

X-ray fluorescence imaging

GU

2D XANES/EXAFS imaging

GU

Spatial resolved XAFS (Fluorescence yield and Total electron yield)

GU

Bulk XAFS (Fluorescence yield and Total electron yield)

SC

In situ battery and electrochemistry

SC

Extending energy range lower than 2 keV; consult beamline staff to discuss possibilities

8-ID ISS
 

Inner-Shell Spectroscopy

Contact: Eli Stavitski

GU

XAS in transmission and total fluorescence mode

GU

Electrochemical operando experiments

GU

Heterogeneous catalysis experiments with small gas volumes (lecture bottles)

SC

XAS experiments in partial fluorescence detection mode

SC

High energy resolution spectroscopy

9-ID CDI
 

Coherent Diffraction Imaging

Contact: Garth Williams

No techniques listed.

10-ID IXS
 

Inelastic X-ray Scattering

Contact: Yong Cai

GU

Inelastic x-ray scattering with an energy resolution of ~2.0 meV with Gaussian-like tails and a momentum resolution of up to 0.1 nm-1.

GU

Available sample environments include low temperature cryostat to 5 K, humidity (up to 97.5%) and temperature (20 – 50 deg C) controlled chamber for biological materials, and Linkam hotstage (up to 420 deg C) for polymers or other soft materials.

SC

Diamond anvil cell integrated with cryostat (to 20 K)

11-BM CMS
 

Complex Materials Scattering

Contact: Masa Fukuto

GU

Small-angle x-ray scattering (transmission or grazing-incidence)

GU

Wide-angle x-ray scattering (transmission or grazing-incidence)

SC

X-ray reflectivity for solid surfaces

SC

In situ material processing or testing experiments in secondary open-platform sample area (upstream of sample chamber). CONTACT BEAMLINE STAFF before submitting proposals

11-ID CHX
 

Coherent Hard X-ray Scattering

Contact: Andrei Fluerasu

GU

Coherent small-angle x-ray scattering

GU

X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy

SC

Coherent wide-angle x-ray scattering (c-WAXS)

12-ID SMI
 

Soft Matter Interfaces

Contact: Mikhail Zhernenkov

GU

SWAXS endstation: Time-resolved (GI)SAXS/WAXS for samples "in-vacuum" and "in-air" in the 6.5-24 keV energy range: low divergence and microfocusing modes

GU

SWAXS endstation: Time-resolved (GI)SAXS/WAXS for samples in vacuum in the tender x-ray range, 2.05-6.5 keV: low divergence mode

GU

OPLS endstation: Liquid scattering (single crystal deflector) with X-ray reflectivity, GIWAXS and GISAXS, and fluoresence capabilities

SC

SWAXS endstation: Liquid scattering (limited Q-range with bounce down mirror)

16-ID LiX
 

Life Science X-ray Scattering

Contact: Lin Yang

GU

Static solution scattering

GU

Solution scattering with in-line size exclusion chromatography

GU

Micro-beam diffraction with a beam size of 5 μm or smaller

17-BM XFP
 

X-ray Footprinting of Biological Materials

Contact: Erik Farquhar

GU

High-dose steady-state x-ray footprinting (capillary flow) (onsite only)

GU

High-throughput x-ray footprinting (liquid or frozen state, 5uL volumes, BSL2 possible) (Remote/mail-in/onsite)

GU

In vivo x-ray footprinting (onsite only)

SC

Full-field fluorescence imaging (FFFI) instrumentation development with pink beam (NSLS-II staff only)

SC

Containerless sample delivery methods (Rayleigh jets, droplets, etc.) for x-ray footprinting (onsite only)

17-ID-1 AMX
 

Highly Automated Macromolecular Crystallography

Contact: Jean Jakoncic

GU

Macromolecular crystallography with a beam size of 7x5 μm, an energy range of 5–18 keV, automatic specimen handling, and data collection with an Eiger 9M detector at framing rates up to 238 Hz.

GU

Automated/Unattended data collection for single crystals of 40 microns, and greater, using either loop centering or x-ray based crystal centering relying on fast rastering.

GU

Remote data collection (for groups having locally collected data at least twice).

GU

Remote data collection (for new groups after 1-2 remote training sessions).

17-ID-2 FMX
 

Frontier Microfocusing Macromolecular Crystallography

Contact: Martin Fuchs

GU

Macromolecular micro-crystallography with a beam size of 1 x 1.5 µm to 10 x 10 µm, energy range from 5 to 30 keV, and sample mounting automation.

GU

Multi-crystal crystallography and fixed target scanning serial crystallography

GU

Long wavelength data collection with a Helium flight path down to 5 keV

GU

Fully automated (unattended) data collection of crystals of 40 μm or larger, using loop-based or diffraction-based centering

GU

Remote data collection from users' home institution

18-ID FXI
 

Full Field X-ray Imaging

Contact: Wah-Keat Lee

GU

Absorption based transmission x-ray microscopy tomography at 30 nm spatial resolution and 20-40 micron field of view. 6-10 keV.

GU

2D XANES with 30 nm spatial resolution in the 6-10 keV range

GU

3D XANES tomography

19-ID NYX
 

Biological Microdiffraction Facility

Contact: Kevin Battaile

GU

Macromolecular crystallography with a beam size of 25 µm, an energy range of 7–14 keV, robotic specimen exchange, and data collection with a Pilatus 6M pixel array detector at framing rates up to 25 Hz.

SC

Robotic specimen handling

21-ID ESM
 

Electron Spectro-Microscopy

Contact: Elio Vescovo

GU

ARPES: DA30, T = 8 K, ΔE = 15 meV, spot_size = 20 μm

GU

Spatially-resolved x-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES), energy range 100 – 1450 eV, spatial resolution 10-50 nm

GU

X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) imaging, energy range 100 – 1450 eV, spatial resolution 10-50 nm

GU

X-ray magnetic linear dichroism (XMLD) imaging, energy range 100 – 1450 eV, spatial resolution 10-50 nm

GU

Micro-spot (1.5µm, 5 µm) angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (µARPES), energy range 40 – 100 eV

GU

Low-energy electron microscopy imaging of surface potential and structural contrast, spatial resolution 5 – 20 nm

GU

Micro-spot (1.5µm, 5 µm) low-energy electron diffraction (µLEED)

SC

Micro-spot absorption/photoemission (μ-XAS , μ-XPS, μ-ARPES)

SC

XMCD and XMLD imaging with in situ magnetic field, up to 50 mT

22-IR-1 FIS
 

Frontier Synchrotron Infrared Spectroscopy

Contact: Larry Carr

GU

High pressure infrared spectroscopy and microspectroscopy

GU

High pressure Raman spectroscopy

22-IR-2 MET
 

Magnetospectroscopy, Ellipsometry and Time-resolved Optical Spectroscopies

Contact: Larry Carr

SC

Infrared transmission and reflection spectroscopy

SC

THz/millimeter wave spectroscopy

23-ID-1 CSX
 

Coherent Soft X-ray Scattering beamline

Contact: Claudio Mazzoli

GU

X-ray scattering, coherent

GU

X-ray scattering, magnetic

GU

X-ray scattering, resonant

GU

Zone-plate-based nano-diffraction

SC

Bragg coherent diffraction imaging (BDCI) plus ptychography

SC

Holography

SC

Surface soft x-ray scattering

23-ID-2 IOS
 

In situ and Operando Soft X-ray Spectroscopy

Contact: Iradwikanari Waluyo

GU

Ambient pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy in up to 5 to 10 Torr of gas

GU

Ambient pressure x-ray absorption spectroscopy in electron yield in up to 5-10 Torr gas

GU

Soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy of UHV compatible solid samples in partial fluorescence yield and total electron yield detection modes

SC

XAS using solid state electrochemical cell (UHV, room temperature)

SC

Fluorescence yield XAS with liquid flow cell (sample thickness must be <100 nm and must be deposited on silicon nitride window)

27-ID HEX
 
28-ID-1 PDF
 

Pair Distribution Function

Contact: Milinda Abeykoon

GU

X-ray pair distribution function (PDF)

GU

Wide-angle x-ray powder diffraction - detector: (200 X 200) micron pixel PerkinElmer, sample-to-detector distance: (204 - 3000) mm

SC

Complementary SAXS setup - at 74 keV, Qmin=[0.023 - 1.83] Å-1

28-ID-2 XPD
 

X-ray Powder Diffraction

Contact: Sanjit Ghose

GU

Full-field CT imaging

GU

CT diffraction

GU

X-ray Pair Distribution Function

GU

2D Diffraction

SC

2D diffraction with Laue analyzer crystals

29-ID-1 ARI
 

NanoARPES and NanoRIXS

Contact: Andrew Walter

No techniques listed.

29-ID-2 SXN
 

Soft X-ray Nanoprobe

Contact: Andrew Walter

No techniques listed.