P01 High-Resolution Dynamics


P01 is dedicated to Nuclear Resonant (NRS) and Inelastic X-ray scattering (IXS) experiments at photon energies between 2.5 keV and 90 keV. The beamline offers high energy resolution monochromators in the range from 1 meV to about 1eV and high spatial resolution in the (sub-)micron regime. Beamtime applications for NRS are accepted since November 2011. Proposals for Inelastic X-ray Scattering (IXS) are accepted since June 2014.

Since 2016, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) is shareholder of the P01 beamline for 40 % of the total beamtime. The MPG research is part of the IXS program and shared equally between two groups from the Max-Planck-Institut Dresden (Prof. Hao Tjeng) and the Max-Planck-Institut Stuttgart (Prof. Bernhard Keimer).

Contacting the beamline staff in case of uncertainties concerning the feasibility of the proposed experiments is highly recommended.


P01 provides different sample environments:

- diamond anvil cells for high pressure experiments

- closed cycle cryostats, T range from 6 K to 800 K

- a He bath cryostat, T range from 3 K to 300 K

- a cryostream setup for 400 K > T > 80 K

- different ovens T up to 1500 K

- an electromagnet for B fields up 1 Tesla

- a cryo vector- magnet system with max. field of 6 Tesla in beam direction and 2 Tesla in arb. direction and a minimal sample temperature of about 2 K.

- an in-situ sputter deposition chamber


NRS studies on 57Fe, 119Sn, 121Sb, 125Te and 193Ir are performed rutinely other isotopes are also possible.

The X-ray Raman Scattering spectrometer is using Si (nn0) analyzers. The incoming resolution can be chosen between the one from a Si (111) or Si (311) crystal set.


The RIXS setup (still in the commissioning phase) is dedicated to Ru L3-edge measurements at 2.840 keV with a total resolution of 100 meV.

Work on improving the high resolution monochromator and the analyzer scheme for even better resolution is in progress.



Please refer to the beamline website and contact the beamline staff for more details.



Beamline Energy Resolution
1 [meV] @ 14412 [eV]
70 [meV] @ 2800 [eV]
Beamline Resolving Power
2 * 10-7 [deltaE/E] @ 14.412 [eV]
Beamline Energy Range
2500 - 90000 [eV]
Max Flux On Sample
7 * 1013 [ph/s] @ 14.4 [eV]
Spot Size On Sample Hor
7 - 3000 [um]
Spot Size On Sample Vert
5 - 1000 [um]
Divergence Hor
0 - 0.0071 [mrad]
Divergence Vert
0 - 0.0015 [mrad]
Angle Of Incidence Light On Sample Value
0 - 1571 [degrees]
Photon Sources

U35 10m

Available Polarization
Linear horizontal
Source Divergence Sigma
X = 7 [urad], Y = 10 [urad]
Source Size Sigma
X = 150 [um], Y = 10 [um]
Source Spectral Flux
5 * 1014 [ph/s/0.1%bw] @ 14413 [eV]
Energy Range
2.5 - 90 [keV]
Number Of Periods
35 * 10-3 [m]
Two 5 m long devices are installed.
Ilya Sergeev (NRS)
Hlynur Gretarsson (IXS)
Emission or Reflection
  • Reflectrometry
  • Inelastic scattering
  • Nuclear resonant scattering
  • Time-resolved scattering
P01 Dynamics Beamline
Build. 47c (Max-von-Laue-Halle)
Notkestr. 85
D-22607 Hamburg, Germany
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
  • online, TANGO, spock, python, perl
Data Output Type
  • spectra, images
Data Output Format
  • ascii, ???
Softwares For Data Analysis
Equipment That Can Be Brought By The User
Many things, to be discussed before hand.