Diamond Light Source
Beamline I06 - Nanoscience

The Nanoscience beamline exploits the brightest region in Diamond’s spectrum, providing a high photon flux density for soft X-ray experiments. It combines microfocused soft X-rays with variable linear and circular polarisation and X-ray photoelectron emission microscopy (PEEM) to provide spectroscopic data on nanometre length scales. The intense polarised beam can be focused to a spot several microns in diameter, allowing the PEEM to probe nanomagnetism and nanostructures.

The major design goal was to deliver the highest possible flux density at the PEEM end-station. The beamline images at high spatial resolution using polarised X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) or X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) as the contrast mechanism. It is possible to perform photoemission and absorption measurements at high spatial resolution with an energy resolution of less than 300 meV.

  • First harmonic circular: 106 - 1300 eV
  • Linear Horizontal: 80 - 2100 eV
  • Linear Vertical: 130 - 1500 eV
Beamline Resolving Power
10000 [E/deltaE] @ 400 [eV]
Beamline Energy Range
80 - 2100 [eV]
Sarnjeet Dhesi
  • Time-resolved studies
  • XMCD
  • Time-resolved studies
Emission or Reflection
  • Polarimetry
  • Time-resolved studies
  • X-ray excited optical luminescence (XEOL)
  • Photoemission EM
  • X-ray holography
Photoelectron emission
  • Angular Resolved PES
  • Photoelectron diffraction
  • Time-resolved studies
  • UPS
  • XPS
  • Coherent scattering
  • Elastic scattering
  • Magnetic scattering
  • Time-resolved scattering
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
  • GDA
Data Output Type
  • Image
Data Output Format
  • dat/tiff/nxs