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

How Magnetic Dimers Interact to Create Long-Range Order

October 9, 2014

Researchers working at beamlines 4-ID-D and 6-ID-B have shed new light on how magnetic long-range order forms and remains stable despite the presence of disruptive quantum fluctuations, results that may provide insights that have eluded thorough understanding for nearly 30 years.

Contact: Tom Rosenbaum - California Inst. of Technology

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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