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National Synchrotron Light Source II

NSLS-II is a state-of-the-art 3 GeV electron storage ring. The facility offers scientific and industrial researchers an array of beamlines with x-ray, ultraviolet, and infrared light to enable discoveries in clean and affordable energy, high-temperature superconductivity, molecular electronics, and more. Overview »


The next deadline for NSLS-II beam time proposals and beam time requests is January 31, 2021.  |   Submission Details

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Beamlines at the National Synchrotron Light Source II are open to academic and industrial users for scientific research. All research proposals are subjected to peer review and ranked against competing proposals based on scientific merit.

NSLS-II Beamlines

NSLS-II’s beamlines and experimental stations offer unique, cutting-edge research tools for a wide variety of scientific areas. All beamlines are organized into five science programs, based on the research capabilities and expertise they offer.

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  1. DEC



    NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar

    "Traversing the "Devil's Staircase": Dynamic behavior of a frustrated antiferromagnet"

    Presented by Adra (Tory) Carr, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory

    12 pm, ZoomGov

    Friday, December 4, 2020, 12:00 pm

    Hosted by: Ignace Jarrige

    In frustrated magnets, seemingly simple competition between spin interactions can create theoretically infinite complexity. The Axial Next-Nearest Neighbor Ising (ANNNI) model is a classic model of frustration in which frustration occurs between nearest-neighbor ferromagnetic (FM) interactions and next-nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic (AFM) interactions along chains of Ising spins. When cooled below the Neel temperature, the system passes through a theoretically infinite number of 1st order phase boundaries, referred to as the "Devil's staircase" or "Devil's flower". In this talk, we will discuss experiments performed at CSX (23-ID-1) using X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (XPCS) to test the dynamic behavior of these Devil's Staircase systems and demonstrate how this technique is broadly useful to study the peculiar dynamics of frustrated antiferromagnets. In particular, the results and model support a counterintuitive result: with decreasing temperature, the dynamics become faster.

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Conferences & Workshops

  1. DEC



    Workshop for Industry Researchers

    December 14-17, 2020

  2. AUG



    Workshop on Resonant Inelastic and Elastic X-ray Scattering 2021

    August 25-27, 2021


Science ProgramsDetails

Complex Scattering

Hard X-ray Scattering & Spectroscopy

Imaging and Microscopy

Soft X-ray Scattering & Spectroscopy

Structural Biology

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