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

How Lead-Free Solder (Mis)Behaves under Stress

October 10, 2012

The reliability and longevity of electronics is critical to current telecommunications technology. Research on 6-ID-D is bringing new information about thermal fatigue in environmentally friendly, lead-free solder joints. These studies provide information for making reliability predictions about solder-joint failure in this important new material.

Contact: Thomas Bieler - Michigan State University

Local Contacts:

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

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