Swiss Light Source

Time resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES)

The SuperXAS beamline includes a large variety of detection systems and sample environments and is thus attractive for researchers from a variety of fields: e.g. material science, catalysis, environmental science, biology, geology and archeology. Techniques that are available at the beamline include quick X- ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) spectroscopy (minute to the milli second range), Laser pump - X-ray probe XAFS from the ns to the ms time-scale and X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) with Von Hamos or Johann X-ray emission spectrometers.

Beamline Energy Range
4 - 33 [keV]
Max Flux On Sample
1 * 1012 [ph/s] @ 12 [keV]
Spot Size On Sample Hor
100 - 5000 [um]
Spot Size On Sample Vert
100 - 500 [um]
Maarten Nachtegaal
Olga Safonova
  • Time-resolved studies
Emission or Reflection
  • Time-resolved studies
  • Small angle scattering
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
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Data Output Type
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Data Output Format
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