Diamond Light Source
Beamline I15 - Extreme Conditions

Beamline I15 is dedicated to X-ray scattering experiments under extreme pressure and temperature conditions.  A high energy X-ray beamline with a wiggler source (20 – 80 keV) it is used for powder diffraction and XPDF experiments (single crystal also available on request).  Research topics include fundamental physics and chemistry, Earth and planetary science, materials science and engineering, and bio-molecular science.


Beamline Energy Resolution
5 * 10-4 [meV] @ 20 [eV]
Beamline Resolving Power
2 * 103 [deltaE/E] @ 20 [eV]
Beamline Energy Range
20 - 80 [eV]
Spot Size On Sample Hor
5 - 1000 [um]
Spot Size On Sample Vert
5 - 1000 [um]
Annette Kleppe
Joe Hriljac
  • Crystallography
  • Powder diffraction
  • Elastic scattering
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
  • GDA
Data Output Type
  • nexus, tiff, jpeg, ascii
Data Output Format
  • ascii, tiff, jpeg, nexus
Softwares For Data Analysis
  • DAWN/in-house, TOPAS/commercial