- Fuel sprays from automotive fuel injectors, both diesel and gasoline. See more on the X-Ray Fuel Spray web page from Argonne's Energy Systems Division.
- Sprays for air-breathing propulsion.
- Fuel injection for rocket injectors.
- Gas-phase fuel injection and mixing.
- Total flux: 4 x 1011 ph/s at 8 keV
- Energy range: 7 - 14 keV, 1.4% ΔE/E
- Focus spot size: 5 x 6 μm FWHM
Overview of the 7-BM beamline
The 7-BM beamline is dedicated to time-resolved measurements of complex fluid flowfields using x-ray radiography and fluorescence spectroscopy. Funding for the final commissioning of 7-BM was provided by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Commissioning was completed at the end of FY2012. The beamline is currently operated by the X-Ray Science Division of the APS.
Major Areas of Research
Status of 7-BM
NEW IN 2014: Shielding changes have extended the maximum energy range of the monochromator to 14 keV. This is sufficient to perform fluorescence at the K edge of elements up to bromine.
7-BM is currently accepting General Users. Beamtime requests should be made through the APS General User Proposal System.
History of 7-BM
The two BM enclosures, A and B were built by Howard University (MHATT-CAT) in 1997. The enclosure radiation shielding was validated towards the end of 1997. Several standard components purchased from Oxford Instruments for 7-BM were also procured (L3 slit, P6-20 mode shutter). Jin Wang's group (XSD) built a double-crystal multilayer monochromator, which was first installed and commissioned on 1-BM. In 2007, staff from Argonne's Center for Transportation Research and XSD obtained capital funds from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to develop a station for time-resolved spray radiography in 7BM-B. The project Final Design Report was approved in Nov. 2008. First light in the 7BM-B hutch occurred in March 2009, and the beamline commissioning was completed in FY 2012.