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Beamlines available for proposals

September – December 2018 Cycle

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: Ignace Jarrige

SC

Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering in the 180-2000 eV energy range, medium energy resolution mode. Liquid helium flow cryostat available.

3-ID HXN
 

Hard X-ray Nanoprobe

Contact: Yong Chu

GU

2D Scanning X-ray fluorescence imaging with a minimum beam size of 12 nm with an energy range of 12-16 keV (using multilayer Laue lenses).

GU

2D XANES imaging with a minimum beam size of 12 nm with an energy range of 12-17 keV (using multilayer Laue lenses).

GU

2D and 3D scanning X-ray fluorescence imaging with a minimum beam size of 50 nm with an energy range of 6-12 keV (using a zone plate).

GU

2D XANES imaging with a minimum beam size of 50 nm with an energy range of 6-12 keV (using a zone plate).

GU

Transmission X-ray ptychography with an energy range of 6-17 keV

GU

2D Scanning X-ray Bragg diffraction imaging with a min. beam size of 50 nm with an energy range of 8-12 keV (using a zone plate). The measurement is limited to a single reflection from single crystalline sample with a well-defined crystal orientation.

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

4-BM XFM
 

X-ray Fluorescence Microprobe (XFM)

Contact: Ryan Tappero

SC

X-ray Fluorescence Imaging with 5 - 10 micron beam

SC

Micro-XAFS Spectroscopy with 5 - 10 micron beam (6 - 18 keV)

SC

Micro-EXAFS Spectroscopy (extended energy scanning) with 10 micron beam (7 – 14 keV)

SC

Development of in-situ flow cells and microfluidic devices

SC

Development of a cryostage for XFM and micro-XAFS Spectroscopy

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 <20 micron beam

5-ID SRX
 

Submicron Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy

Contact: Juergen Thieme

GU

X-ray Fluorescence Imaging with a beam size of 1 μm

GU

XANES Spectroscopy with a beam size of 1 μm

SC

Development of multi-modal imaging techniques

SC

Confocal microscopy

6-BM BMM
 

Beamline for Materials Measurement

Contact: Bruce Ravel

GU

Step scanning XAFS

GU

Energy range: 4.5 keV to 23 keV, Si(111) and Si(311) monochromators

GU

Unfocused beam size: 8 mm x 1.4 mm / focused beam size: about 300 microns

GU

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

SC

X-ray diffraction on modified Huber psi diffractometer:

SC

XRD sample space- limited to ~10 mm height, motorized z translation range of 13 mm

SC

XRD detectors- APD, Si(111) or Ge(111) analyze. Future upgrades: Pilatus 100K and Mythen

7-BM QAS
 

Quick x-ray Absorption and Scattering

Contact: Steven Ehrlich

GU

XAFS in Transmission mode

GU

XAFS in Fluorescence mode

SC

Powder Diffraction

7-ID-1 SST-1
 

Spectroscopy Soft and Tender

Contact: Cherno Jaye

SC

NEXAFS Spectroscopy in partial and total electron yield modes with a minimum beam size of 30 µm and an energy range of 100 – 2200 eV

SC

NEXAFS Spectroscopy in fluorescence yield mode with a minimum beam size of 30 µm and an energy range of 100 – 2200 eV

SC

NEXAFS imaging with a 20 mm x 20 mm beam size and an energy range of 100 – 2200 eV

7-ID-2 SST-2
 

Spectroscopy Soft and Tender

Contact: Conan Weiland

SC

Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (2.0 - 7.5 keV) with fixed photon energy

8-BM TES
 

Tender Energy X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy

Contact: Paul Northrup

GU

X-ray Fluorescence Microprobe XANES, EXAFS, and elemental XRF imaging in ROI/Scaler mode (partial fluorescence yield), with a beam size user-tunable from approximately 3 x 3 to 15 x 25 µm, 2-6 keV energy range, helium sample environment, room temperature

GU

In-situ electrochemistry under the above parameters

SC

Development of in-situ or special sample cells, geometries

SC

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

8-ID ISS
 

Inner-Shell Spectroscopy

Contact: Klaus Attenkofer

GU

EXAFS in transmission and total fluorescence mode

GU

Operando experiments in the field of fuel-cell and battery research

GU

Heterogeneous catalysis with diluted gases (up to 2 bar gas pressure and with non-flammable, non-toxic, and non-explosion dilution limit)

SC

Partial fluorescence XAS

SC

Heterogeneous catalysis with concentrated gases

SC

High throughput experiments (ex-situ EXAFS in transmission and total fluorescence mode)

SC

Modulation spectroscopy

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 0.2 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

Eulerian cradle and low-temperature sample environment (to 2 K)

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

High-throughput measurements for capillaries or bulk films (SAXS/WAXS) or thin films (GISAXS/GIWAXS), based on robotic sample handling (room temperature)

SC

X-ray reflectivity for solid surfaces

SC

Commissioning of shear stage for in situ transmission SAXS/WAXS on films or viscous fluid under shear stress

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

Time-resolved (GI)SAXS/WAXS for samples "in vacuum" and "in air" in the 6.5-24 keV energy range: low divergence and microfocusing (vertical beam < 3 mm) modes

GU

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

SC

Time-resolved (GI)SAXS/WAXS for samples in vacuum in the tender x-ray range, 2.05-6.5 keV: microfocusing (vertical beam < 3 mm)

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
 

Biological X-ray Footprinting & Spectroscopy

Contact: Erik Farquhar

GU

Steady-state X-ray Footprinting (capillary flow)

GU

High-throughput (low volume, liquid or frozen state) X-ray Footprinting

GU

In vivo X-ray Footprinting

SC

X-ray absorption spectroscopy (5-16 keV, unfocused)

SC

Time-resolved X-ray Footprinting

17-ID-1 AMX
 

Highly Automated Macromolecular Crystallography

Contact: Jean Jakoncic

GU

Macromolecular crystallography with a beam size of 8x6 mm, 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 50 microns and up.

17-ID-2 FMX
 

Frontier Microfocusing Macromolecular Crystallography

Contact: Martin Fuchs

GU

Multi-crystal crystallography and fixed target scanning serial crystallography

GU

The Eiger 16M detector supports rapid data collection at rates of 133 Hz for a full frame and 750 Hz for a 4M region.

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.

SC

Room temperature serial crystallography with a high viscosity extrusion jet

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.

SC

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

SC

Zernike phase contrast imaging mode

SC

3D XANES tomography

19-ID NYX
 

Biological Microdiffraction Facility

Contact: Dieter Schneider

GU

Macromolecular crystallography with a beam size of 10 x 10 µm, an energy range of 6–18 keV, manual specimen exchange, and data collection with an ADSC HF-4M pixel array detector at framing rates up to 25 Hz.

SC

Automatic specimen handling

21-ID-1 ESM-ARPES
 

Electron Spectro-Microscopy

Contact: Elio Vescovo

GU

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

SC

Micro-spot Absorption/Photoemission (μ-XAS , μ-XPS, μ-ARPES)

21-ID-2 ESM-XPEEM
 

Electron Spectro-Microscopy

Contact: Elio Vescovo

GU

XPEEM: AC-Elmitec III, PEEM, LEEM, μ-LEED, μ-ARPES

SC

Micro-spot Absorption/Photoemission (μ-XAS , μ-XPS, μ-ARPES)

22-IR-1 FIS
 

Frontier Synchrotron Infrared Spectroscopy

Contact: Larry Carr

GU

Globar based high pressure infrared spectroscopy and microspectroscopy

22-IR-2 MET
 
23-ID-1 CSX
 

Coherent Soft X-ray Scattering

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

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

28-ID-1 PDF
 

Pair Distribution Function

Contact: Milinda Abeykoon

GU

Nominal beam size = 0.5 x 0.5 mm

GU

X-ray energy ~ 75 keV

GU

X-ray Pair Distribution Function (PDF) measurements; Qmax = 28 A-1

GU

Wide Angle X-ray Powder diffraction using 200 X 200 micron pixel PerkinElmer area detector [sample-to-detector distance in the range 204 - 3000 mm]

GU

Fast exchangeability between PDF and Wide Angle X-ray Powder diffraction setups during measurements.

GU

Available sample environments: 80 - 500 K cryostream, 5 – 500 K Liquid He cryostat.

SC

0-5 Tesla superconducting magnet coupled to 5 – 500 K Liquid He cryostat

28-ID-2 XPD
 

X-ray Powder Diffraction

Contact: Eric Dooryhee

GU

Nominal beam size = 0.60 x 0.20 mm

GU

Monochromatic beam, energy range = 40-70 keV (tunable)

GU

X-ray Powder Diffraction using a large area (2k x 2k pixels) detector (200 µm pixel), distance to sample can be varied

GU

X-ray Pair Distribution Function measurements using a second large area (2k x 2k pixels) detector (200 µm pixel) with varying distance to sample - Qmax is 27 Angstrom-1

GU

Small Angle X-ray Scattering for detecting particles and precipitates smaller than 100nm

GU

Flat plate or capillary samples, transmission (recommended) and reflection geometries

GU

High-throughput, capillary measurements using a robotic arm

GU

Multi-Anvil Cell, that consists of an 1100-ton hydraulic press with DIA, Deformation-DIA, T-25 (Kawai-style multi-anvil), and the novel functional Deformation-T-25 compressional module

GU

Available sample cells include: Linkam flat plate furnace (RT- 1500°C); gas flow cell with flexible coil heater for capillaries(RT-1000 C); cryostream (80K - 500K); He cryostat (10K – 500K).

GU

Available sample cells include: high pressure system with syringe pump (max. 150 bar) and manifold for user-custom cells and a simple cell with Kapton capillary (Max pressure 100 bar).

GU

Available sample cells include:capillary heater (up to 650°C) in vertical position; quadrupole lamp furnace for XRD only (RT-1,800C) with user-supplied capillaries.

SC

Modulation Enhanced Diffraction e.g., using gases and electric field

SC

Germanium microstrip detector

SC

Diamond Anvil High Pressure Cell ( Max ~40 GPa)

SC

Reactor for microwave-assisted synthesis