Beamline 6-ID-D

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

This is a high energy (50 - 130 keV) beamline used for structural studies primarily on single crystal materials.

Recent Research Highlights

High-energy x-ray pattern of icosahedral quasicrystals

January 10, 2010

Researchers using beamline 6-ID-D have confirmed the presence of stable icosahedral quasicrystals in the ScZn binary phase diagram. Diffraction patterns were collected along the five-fold and two-fold axes (figure). Icosahedral symmetry with high perfection was shown to persist over the full bulk sample.

Contact: Andreas Kreyssig - Ames Laboratory

Local Contacts:

Douglas Robinson (General Diffraction) 630.252.0247
Chris J. Benmore (Pair Distribution Function) 630.252.4207

Posted by: Becki Gagnon (
Content by: Jonathan Lang (