Village: Engineering and Environmental Science
Current Research Techniques:
Powder diffraction at high-pressure, Single-crystal diffraction at high-pressure, Total Scattering
The study of materials under high pressures and temperatures is a rapidly-expanding field, impacting on a diverse range of fields, including fundamental physics and chemistry, earth and planetary science, bio-molecular science, and research into novel materials.
Synchrotron diffraction experiments are fundamental to the study of material properties under extreme conditions. Intense, very high-energy X-rays from a 3rd generation source can penetrate into complex sample assemblies, and can be collimated to a few µm, permitting detailed mapping of structural order or disorder, chemical fingerprint, or single crystal structure determination.
The beamline provides monochromatic high-energy X-rays in both focused and unfocused mode from 20 to 80 keV.
Possible new experimental hutch for I15:
The I15-1 beamline, a dedicated X-PDF station, will be built within the footprint of I15. This construction work provides the opportunity to build an additional experimental hutch (EH2) within the existing optic hutch 2 of the I15 main branch. This new EH2 could accommodate ‘larger’ sample environments for monochromatic or white beam experiments with beam characteristics quite similar to those currently available at the diffractometer in EH1.
If you are interested in extending I15's experimental capabilities, please express your interest by spending a few minutes to go through this survey.
Specialised set-ups for monochromatic (20-80 keV) and white beam are welcome. Please contact a member of the I15 team well in advance of the proposal submission deadline.