Beamline 4-ID-D

Beamline 4-ID-D is operated by the Magnetic Materials Group in the X-ray Science Division (XSD) of the Advanced Photon Source.

It's primary research focus is on magnetic spectroscopy measurements at energies between 2.5 and 30 keV. 

  • X-ray magnetic circular dichroism.
  • Magnetic x-ray scattering.
  • X-ray magnetic reflectivity studies.

Recent Research Highlights

A Colossal Magnetic Effect under Pressure

June 12, 2009

Researchers using beamline 4-ID-D are are using high-pressure XMCD to delve into the forces behind colossal magnetoresistance, which is up to a thousand times more powerful than GMR and could trigger another revolution in computing technology.

Local Contacts: Daniel Haskel & Yang Ding

Local Contacts:

Daniel Haskel (XMCD, Magnetic Reflectivity, High Pressure) 630.252.7758
Yejun Feng (Magnetic Scattering, High-Pressure) 630.252.7780
Yongseong Choi (Magnetic Reflectivity, XMCD) 630.252.2271

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