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Beamline 6-ID-D: High-energy Scattering

X-ray Science Division, APS
Physics, Materials Science

Description

6-ID-D is a high-energy branch line in sector 6. Its flux comes from both Undulator A and SCU0, the superconducting undulator prototype. It is primarily used for condensed matter physics studies of single-crystals using a psi diffractometer and 2-D detectors, but also accommodates general diffraction measurements utilizing high energy x-rays. These include PDF and powder diffraction in a variety of sample environments.

 

Supported Techniques

  • Magnetic x-ray scattering
  • High-energy x-ray diffraction
  • Powder diffraction
  • Pair distribution function

Beamline Controls and Data Acquisition

Red Hat Linux workstations. EPICS-based control system with VME electronics and SPEC data acquisition software.

Detectors

  • NaI detectors
  • Ionization chambers
  • Single-element Ge energy dispersive detector
  • Photodiodes
  • Mar345 imaging plate system
  • amorphous silicon area detector (GE/PE)

Additional Equipment

  • 6K Displex
  • High-temperature furnace for powder diffraction

Local Contacts

Name DOUGLAS ROBINSON (General Diffraction)
Phone 630.252.0247
Name CHRIS J. BENMORE (Pair Distribution Function)
Phone 630.252.4207

Beamline Specs

Source (upstream)

3.3 Undulator (Undulator A)

Source (downstream)

SCU0

Monochromator Type

Si(331) Bent Laue

Energy Range

70-130 keV

Resolution (ΔE/E)

1.4 x 10 -3

Flux (photons/sec)

1 x 1011 @130 keV

Beam Size (HxV)

Unfocused

1mm x 1mm

Monochromator Type

Si(311) Bent Laue

Energy Range

50-100 keV

Resolution (ΔE/E)

1.4 x 10 -3

Flux (photons/sec)

5 x 1011 @100 keV

Beam Size (HxV)

Unfocused

1mm x 1mm

For additional information see:
http://www.aps.anl.gov/Sectors/Sector6/6idd

Current Status:

Operational/Accepting General Users

Access Mode:

On-site