European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
ID15A - Materials Chemistry and Materials Engineering

ID15A is dedicated to applications of high energy X-ray radiation to materials chemistry and engineering. ID15A contains two in-line experimental hutches for high-energy X-ray experiments. The first, EH2, is for materials engineering experiments, and the second, EH3, is for materials chemistry experiments.

 

Beamline Energy Resolution
5 [eV] @ 50000 [eV]
100 [eV] @ 50000 [eV]
Beamline Resolving Power
2 * 10-3 [deltaE/E] @ 50000 [eV]
1 * 10-4 [deltaE/E] @ 50000 [eV]
Beamline Energy Range
20 - 500 [eV]
Max Flux On Sample
5 * 1013 [ph/s] @ 50000 [eV]
Spot Size On Sample Hor
0.3 - 6000 [um]
Spot Size On Sample Vert
0.3 - 6000 [um]
Divergence Hor
0.01 - 1 [mrad]
Divergence Vert
0.01 - 1 [mrad]
Photon Sources

CPMU18

Type
Undulator
Available Polarization
Linear horizontal
Source Divergence Sigma
X = 6.1 [urad], Y = 4.7 [urad]
Source Size Sigma
X = 30.3 [um], Y = 4 [um]
Source Spectral Brightness
1.37 * 1021 [ph/s/mrad^2/mm^2] @ 50 [eV]
Deflection Parameter K
1.68
Energy Range
20 - 150 [eV]
Total Power
7.4 * 103 [W]
Number Of Periods
81
Period
1.8 [cm]

W76

Type
Wiggler
Monochromators

Si Laue-Laue monochromator

Energy Range
40000 - 180000 [eV]
Other Optics
Endstations or Setup

EH2

Microscopes
X-ray microscope
Diffractometer
heavy duty
Detectors Available
PCO Dimax
Perkin Elmer flat panel
Ge detectors
Endstation Operative
Yes

Sample Environment

Description
Capillary oven:
Temperature max = 1000°C
control: power supply Delta Electronica (model SM 7020 D) + Eurotherm controller 2408 + thermocouple type K
Tmax = 1000 C ; ramping: 5 - 10 C / min
oven design: resistive Kanthal heater, sandwich geometry
Sample size: flat, 20 x 20 mm2, thick = 5; round, diam = 6 mm, L~ 20 mm
sample slot width = 50 x 12mm; exit opening = 20 mm; 2theta= 20 degr.
Temperature
300 - 1300 [K]
Description
Closed Cycle Cryostat:
Temperature: 15-300K
Extension for heating available: 500-600K
Cooling down time: 45min to reach 15K
Two cold-head systems available
Sample: hard condensed matter / fluids / …
Sample size: max Ø 1-10mm; mass: max 150g
Temperature
15 - 600 [K]
Description
Cryostream:
Temperature: 80-500K
Temperature stability: 0.1 Kelvin
Cool down time to 100 Kelvin: 20 minutes
Temperature
80 - 500 [K]
Description
ETMT Load frame (Electo-Thermal-Mechanical-Testing-System):
Max load: ±3kN compression / tension / cycling
Max temperature: 1500°C
Heating and cooling rates of up to 200°C/s and 100°C/s respectively (depending on sample geometry)
Electro-Thermal Mechanical Testing; heating by direct current through sample
Tension / compression / cycling
Shared with ID11
Temperature
300 - 1800 [K]
Description
Helium flow cryostat:
Temperature min: 2K
can be operated with 6 degrees of freedom
possibility to adapt entrance and exit window as required by experiment
sample holder: max diam = 22 mm
temperature sensor = Cernox thermometer
cool down time: 2 min to reach 4K (once He is flowing into the cryostat !)
warming up without heater: 12h if operated at T< 30 K and using intrinsic warmup (stop He-flow, no external heating)
warming up with heater: 1.5 - 2.5 h depending on operation temperature and nitrogen flushing
Temperature
2 - 300 [K]
Description
Hydraulic load frame:
Three different available, shared with ID11 and the ILL
Load: 4-25-50 kN
Description
Lamp heater:
watercooled body and gas purging of mirror
halogen lamp heater, 2x 1 kW , focus ~ 10 x 10 mm^2 , working distance = 100 mm
control unit with eurotherm controller 818
Temperature < 1200 C (depending on sample + sample mount)
Temperature
300 - 1500 [K]
Description
Linkam THMS600 heating / cooling stage:
• Temperature range -196° to 600°C (cooling option required)
• Up to 150°C/min heating, 100°C/min Cooling (using LNP96 cooling pump)
• Temperature stability <0.1°C
• Sample area 22 mm diameter
• Quick-release gas valves for atmospheric control
• 100ohm platinum resistor sensor. 1/10th Din Class B to 0.1°C
• Silver heating block for high thermal conductivity
• Direct injection of the coolant into the silver block
• The stage body can be cooled with a water cooling pump for high temperature work (>300°C)
Sample max size: Ø 22mm
Temperature
80 - 870 [K]
Description
Linkam TS1500 heating stage:
Temperature: 300 - 1500 K
Heating rates from 1 to 200°C/min
Temperature stability 1°C
Sample cup sizes 7mm diameter x 3mm deep
Temperature
300 - 1500 [K]

EH3

Microscopes
X-ray microscopes, pixel size from 0.7um to 11um
Diffractometer
high resolution micro-diffraction setup and heavy duty micro-diffraction setup
Detectors Available
Pilatus3X CdTe 2M
PCO Edge
PCO Edge HS
XRF detecor
Endstation Operative
Yes

Sample

Sample Type
Crystal, Amorphous, Fiber, Powder, Gel, Liquid, Other:

Sample Environment

Description
Capillary oven:
Temperature max = 1000°C
control: power supply Delta Electronica (model SM 7020 D) + Eurotherm controller 2408 + thermocouple type K
Tmax = 1000 C ; ramping: 5 - 10 C / min
oven design: resistive Kanthal heater, sandwich geometry
Sample size: flat, 20 x 20 mm2, thick = 5; round, diam = 6 mm, L~ 20 mm
sample slot width = 50 x 12mm; exit opening = 20 mm; 2theta= 20 degr.
Temperature
300 - 1300 [K]
Description
Cryostream:
Temperature: 80-500K
Temperature stability: 0.1 Kelvin
Cool down time to 100 Kelvin: 20 minutes
Temperature
80 - 500 [K]
Description
Gasloading system:
4x input line : Pressure = 0-200bar
2x input lines : Pressure = 0-40bar
3x back pressure control in the range 0-10 / 8-40 / 40-200 bar
Sample depending on cell
Pressure (Max)
200 [bar]
Description
Gas mixing system (3-way-valve):
example : operation as 3-way-valve for mixing 3 different gases
max operation temperature = 225 C
max operation pressure = 400 psi = 27.5 bar
Pressure (Max)
27.5 [bar]
Temperature
300 - 500 [K]
Description
Linkam THMS600 heating / cooling stage:
• Temperature range -196° to 600°C (cooling option required)
• Up to 150°C/min heating, 100°C/min Cooling (using LNP96 cooling pump)
• Temperature stability <0.1°C
• Sample area 22 mm diameter
• Quick-release gas valves for atmospheric control
• 100ohm platinum resistor sensor. 1/10th Din Class B to 0.1°C
• Silver heating block for high thermal conductivity
• Direct injection of the coolant into the silver block
• The stage body can be cooled with a water cooling pump for high temperature work (>300°C)
Sample max size: Ø 22mm
Temperature
80 - 870 [K]
Description
Mass spectrometer:
Measures the concentration of gases and vapours in real time
Mass range 200 or 300 amu
Minimum detectable concentration 100 PPB
Maximum detectable concentration 100%
Sample inlet pressure 100 mbar to 2 bar abs
Sampling inlet Heated flexible silica capillary
Standard capillary length 2 meters
Response time to gas concentration change 300 milliseconds
Fast measurement speed Up to 650 measurements per second
Sample flow required (Standard) 16 atm cc/min
Sample flow required (Optional) < 1 atm cc/min to > 20 atm cc/min
Corrosive gas sampling possible. Concentration needs to be kept in low ppm-region (<1.0E-7); apply extensive gas purging procedure with inert gas.
Pressure (min)
100 [mbar]
Pressure (Max)
2000 [mbar]
Detectors

Ge detectors

Time Resolved
Yes
Passive or Active (Electronics)
Active

Detection

Detected Particle
Photon

PCO Dimax

Time Resolved
Yes
Passive or Active (Electronics)
Active

Detection

Detected Particle
Photon

PCO Edge

Time Resolved
Yes
Passive or Active (Electronics)
Active

Detection

Detected Particle
Photon

PCO Edge HS

Time Resolved
Yes
Passive or Active (Electronics)
Active

Detection

Detected Particle
Photon

Perkin Elmer flat panel

Time Resolved
Yes
Passive or Active (Electronics)
Active

Detection

Detected Particle
Photon

Pilatus3X CdTe 2M

Time Resolved
Yes
Passive or Active (Electronics)
Active

Detection

Detected Particle
Photon

XRF detecor

Time Resolved
Yes
Passive or Active (Electronics)
Active

Detection

Detected Particle
Photon
Support Laboratories
contacts
Marco Di MICHIEL
Techniques
Diffraction
  • Crystallography
  • Powder diffraction
  • Time-resolved studies
  • Topography
Emission or Reflection
  • Micro XRF
  • Time-resolved studies
  • X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
Imaging
  • Fluorescence imaging
  • X-ray microscopy
  • X-ray tomography
Ion Spectroscopy
  • Mass spectrometry
Scattering
  • Coherent scattering
  • Elastic scattering
  • Small angle scattering
  • Time-resolved scattering
Disciplines
Chemistry
  • Other - Chemistry
Earth Sciences & Environment
  • Other - Earth Sciences & Environment
Energy
  • Sustainable energy systems
Engineering & Technology
  • Aeronautics
  • Other - Engineering & Technology
  • Space
Humanities
  • History
Material Sciences
  • Knowledge based multifunctional materials
  • Other - Material Sciences
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
  • BLISS (Python)
Data Output Type
  • cbf, hdf5, edf
Data Output Format
  • hdf5, mat, ascii, edf, tiff, txt,
Softwares For Data Analysis
  • pyFAI, python packages, matlab packages, fit2d
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