SAMBA (Spectroscopy Applied to Material Based on Absorption) is a hard X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) beamline. SAMBA is open to a broad scientific community spanning from physics to chemistry, surface and environmental sciences. The design of SAMBA optics is optimized in order to be very versatile and to cover the 4.5-43 keV energy range with a high flux of photons and stability and optimum energy resolution. A new 35 pixels HPGe fluorescence detector is available since 2012 for measurements on highly diluted specimens.

Beamline Energy Resolution
1.2 * 10-4 [eV] @ 4000 [eV]
6 * 10-5 [eV] @ 15000 [eV]
Beamline Resolving Power
6 * 10-5 [deltaE/E] @ 15000 [eV]
Beamline Energy Range
5 - 40 [keV]
Max Flux On Sample
2.3 * 1010 [ph/s] @ 35000 [eV]
2.8 * 1011 [ph/s] @ 15000 [eV]
1 * 1012 [ph/s] @ 10000 [eV]
Spot Size On Sample Hor
100 - 2000 [um]
Spot Size On Sample Vert
120 - 1000 [um]
Techniques
Absorption
  • EXAFS
Diffraction
  • Powder diffraction
Emission or Reflection
  • X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
Ion Spectroscopy
  • Mass spectrometry
Disciplines
Chemistry
  • Atoms, molecules, clusters and gas-phase chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Electrochemistry
Earth Sciences & Environment
  • Other - Earth Sciences & Environment
  • Plant science
Life Sciences & Biotech
  • Molecular and cellular biology
Material Sciences
  • Knowledge based multifunctional materials
Physics
  • Hard condensed matter - electronic properties
  • Hard condensed matter - structures
  • Nanophysics & physics of confined matter
  • Quantum electronics & optics
  • Surfaces, interfaces and thin films
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
  • Python
Data Output Type
  • spectra
Data Output Format
  • ascii
Softwares For Data Analysis
  • freeware
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