Village: Surfaces and Interfaces
Main Research Techniques: X-ray absorption spectroscopy, X-ray photoemission microscopy and X-Ray Magnetic Circular and Linear Dichroism
I07: Surface and Interface Diffraction
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.
For further information and enquiries about experiments on I06, please contact Sarnjeet Dhesi.