Beamline 6-ID-B,C

Beamline 6-ID-B,C is operated by the Magnetic Materials Group in the X-ray Science Division (XSD) of the Advanced Photon Source.

Research on this beamline centers on general x-ray scattering studies of materials. The beamline has 2 end-stations:

  • 6-ID-B: Psi -Diffractomter & In-Field Studies
  • 6-ID-C: UHV in-situ growth

Recent Research Highlights

Understanding ferroelectricity in LuFe2O4

November 26, 2008

A research team from Oak Ridge National Lab and Forschungszentrum Julich has used beamline 6-ID-B to examine a novel ferroelecticity arising from charge order (CO) in LuFe2O4. Long-range CO was found below 320K with a (⅓,⅓, 0) propagation vector corresponding to an antiferroelectric arrangement of polar subunits. At higher temperatures short-range correlations persisted, indicating the presence of a competing (ferroelectric) propagation.

Local Contacts:

Philip Ryan (Surface Diffraction) 630.252.0252
Jong-woo Kim (Magnetic Scattering) 630.252.0248
Zahirul Islam (In-Field Scattering, Magnetic Scattering) 630.252.9252

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