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Beamline 13-BM-D: Sector 13 - Bending Magnet Beamline End Station

GeoScience, Environmental Science


Beamline 13 BMD is a bending magnet beamline specialized for earth and environmental science research.


Supported Techniques

  • Tomography
  • High-pressure diamond anvil cell
  • High-pressure multi-anvil press

Beamline Controls and Data Acquisition

EPICS for instrument and detector control. IDL for tomography data acquisition.


  • Canberra 16-element Ge detectors (2)
  • MAR-165 CCD (4) and MAR-345 online image plate (1)
  • Perkin Elmer XRD 1621 flat panel detector
  • Vortex single-element and 4-element detectors (2)
  • Point Grey Grasshopper-3, CCD & CMOS cameras (4)
  • Canberra single element Ge and Si(Li) detectors (3)

Additional Equipment

  • 250-ton multi-anvil press with DIA, deformation DIA, rotational Drickamer, T-cup tooling
  • Diamond anvil cell with on-line Brillouin spectroscopy
  • Laser Raman system online and in support laboratory; VIS and NIR spectroscopy online and in support lab
  • Laser Ultrasonic System in support lab
  • Sample preparatinon (laser cutting, micromanipulator, polishing, etc.)

Local Contacts

Name MARK L. RIVERS (Tomography)
Phone 630.252.0422
Name VITALI B. PRAKAPENKA (Diamond Anvil Cell )
Phone 630.252.0439
Name YANBIN WANG (Multi-anvil Press)
Phone 630.252.0425
Name TONY YU (Multi-anvil Press)
Phone 630.252.6148

Beamline Specs


Bending Magnet

Monochromator Type


Energy Range

4.5-80 keV

Resolution (ΔE/E)

1 x 10 -4

Flux (photons/sec)

1 x 109 @10 keV

Beam Size (HxV)


6µm x 15µm


50mm x 4mm

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Current Status:

Operational/Accepting General Users

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