Materials Science

Powder Diffraction

Besides standard structural studies of capillary and flat plate samples, the PD instrument, with its various attachments and detectors, allows investigations of residual stress, texture, and real-time, in-situ processes. Plans exist to use the instrument in both high-resolution and fast access modes for studies of zeolite catalysts, intermetallic hydrogen storage materials, inked polymers, refractory ceramics and metallic multilayers.

Surface Diffraction

Surface diffraction is a unique tool for determining the detailed atomic structure of crystalline surfaces. Please find a selection of research highlights performed at this endstation on/sls/ms/Station2_ResearchEN

Beamline Energy Resolution
5 [meV]
Phil Willmott
Nicola Casati
Antonio Cervellino
  • Crystallography
  • Powder diffraction
  • Surface diffraction
  • Time-resolved studies
  • X-ray tomography
  • Elastic scattering
  • Small angle scattering
  • Wide angle scattering
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
  • tbd
Data Output Type
  • tbd
Data Output Format
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