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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 440 eV - 1600 eV.

GU

Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering with high resolving power, up to 23000, in the energy range 440 eV - 1600 eV.

GU

Spectrometer at a single fixed scattering angle. Select one of the possible 2theta angles: 38, 70, 90, 110, 130 and 150 deg.

SC

Resonant Inelastic x-ray scattering with ultra-high resolution, better than 23000. Contact beamline staff for more details.

SC

Momentum dispersion in 3D materials involving the spectrometer arm rotation. Contact beamline staff for more details.

SC

Resonant Inelastic x-ray scattering in the energy range 180 eV - 440 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 12-17 keV).

GU

3D x-ray fluorescence and ptychography imaging using multilayer Laue lenses as focusing optics (min. beam size of ~12 nm at 12-17 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 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 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 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).

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

GU

XANES spectroscopy with 2 - 10 micron beam

GU

X-ray Fluorescence Imaging with 1 - 10 micron beam

GU

X-ray diffraction Micro-XRD

SC

Micro-EXAFS Spectroscopy

SC

Development of cryogenic cells, microfluidic devices, 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 <20 micron beam

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

SC

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

5-ID SRX
 

Submicron Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy

Contact: Andrew Kiss

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 1.2 mm / focused beam size: about 300 microns

GU

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

GU

X-ray diffraction on modified Huber psi diffractometer:

GU

XRD detectors: APD, Si(111) or Ge(111) analyzer, Pilatus 100K, Mythen

GU

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

7-BM QAS
 

Quick x-ray Absorption and Scattering

Contact: Steven Ehrlich

GU

XAFS in Transmission mode

GU

XAFS in Fluorescence mode

GU

Powder Diffraction

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 - 6.0 keV)

SC

NEXAFS total electron yield (2.0 - 7.5 keV)

8-BM TES
 

Tender Energy X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy

Contact: Yonghua Du

GU

X-ray Fluorescence Microprobe XANES, EXAFS, and elemental XRF imaging, with a beam size user-tunable from approximately 3 x 3 to 25 x 5 µm, 2-5 keV energy range, helium sample environment, room temperature

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: 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 resolution 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

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

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

OPLS endstation: Liquid scattering (single crystal deflector)

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

(Onsite) High-dose steady-state X-ray footprinting (capillary flow)

GU

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

GU

(Onsite) In vivo X-ray footprinting

SC

(Onsite) Time-resolved X-ray footprinting approaches

SC

(NSLS-II staff only) Full-Field Fluorescence Imaging (FFFI) instrumentation development with pink beam

SC

(Onsite) Containerless sample delivery methods (Rayleigh jets, droplets, etc.) for X-ray footprinting

17-ID-1 AMX
 

Highly Automated micro focus 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 up 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

Multi-crystal crystallography and fixed target scanning serial crystallography

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

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

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.

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 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: Stuart Wilkins

GU

High pressure infrared spectroscopy and microspectroscopy

22-IR-2 MET
 

Magnetospectroscopy, Ellipsometry and Time-Resolved Optical Spectroscopies

Contact: Larry Carr

SC

Infrared transmission and reflection spectroscopy

SC

Magnetospectroscopy

SC

Spectroscopic Ellipsometry

SC

THz / millimeter wave spectroscopy

SC

Time-resolved Spectroscopy

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

Holography

SC

Surface soft X-ray scattering

SC

Bragg Coherent Diffraction Imaging (BDCI) plus ptychography

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 (thin film sample must be deposited on silicon nitride window)

27-ID HEX
 
28-ID-1 PDF
 

Pair Distribution Function

Contact: Milinda Abeykoon

GU

Nominal beam size = (0.25 x 0.25) mm

GU

X-ray energies ~ 75 keV

GU

X-ray Pair Distribution Function (PDF) measurements.

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

GU

(0-5) Tesla superconducting magnet coupled to (5 – 500) K Liquid He cryostat, Gas Handling System with non hazardous gases

SC

Complementary SAXS setup (74 keV, Qmin=[0.023 - 1.83] A-1).

28-ID-2 XPD
 

X-ray Powder Diffraction

Contact: Sanjit Ghose

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.

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

SC

Germanium microstrip detector

SC

Electric Field Assisted Processing of materials (e.g. flash sintering)

SC

Reactor for microwave-assisted synthesis

SC

Diffraction mapping (2D mapping and 3D-tomography) using a focused 67keV beam