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Beamline 13-BM-C: Sector 13 - Bending Magnet Beamline Side Station

GeoScience, Environmental Science


Bending magnet beamline specialized for earth and environmental science research.  


Supported Techniques

  • Surface diffraction
  • High-pressure diamond anvil cell
  • Single-crystal diffraction

Beamline Controls and Data Acquisition

EPICS for instrument and detector control.  SPEC for surface diffraction.  IDL software for single-crystal diffraction.


  • MAR-165 CCD (3), MAR-345 online image plate (2)
  • Dectris Pilatus 100K pixel array detector (2)
  • Vortex single element and 4-element detectors (2)
  • Princeton Instruments visible light CCD cameras (6)

Additional Equipment

  • Large Newport 6-circle kappa diffractometer.
  • Princeton Instruments SP2360 spectrograph with PIXIS CCD
  • GE membrane pressure controller for diamond anvil cell
  • Laser Quantum GEM1000 532 nm 1W DPSS laser
  • IPG YLR-200 1064 nm 200 W fiber laser
  • Navitar 12X zoom optical microscope

Special Capabilities

  • The monochomator is 2 crystals, providing a choice of 2 fixed energies. Vertical focusing is with a 1 meter long mirror, horizontal focusing is by bending the monochromator crystal.

Local Contacts

Name PETER J. ENG (Surface diffraction)
Phone 630.252.0424
Name JOANNE E. STUBBS (Surface diffraction)
Phone 630.252.0427
Name DONGZHOU ZHANG (Diamond anvil cell )
Phone 630.252.1018
Name VITALI B. PRAKAPENKA (Diamond anvil cell )
Phone 630.252.0439

Beamline Specs


Bending Magnet

Monochromator Type

Si 111

Energy Range

15-15 keV

Resolution (ΔE/E)

5 x 10 -5

Flux (photons/sec)

1 x 1012 @15 keV

Beam Size (HxV)


350µm x 30µm

Monochromator Type

Si 311

Energy Range

28.6-28.6 keV

Resolution (ΔE/E)

5 x 10 -5

Flux (photons/sec)

8 x 1011 @28.6 keV

Beam Size (HxV)


15µm x 15µm


10mm x 3mm

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Current Status:

Operational/Accepting General Users

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