X-ray spectroscopy is a powerful tool for the determination of local atomic structure in materials not characterised by crystalline order. Two beamlines, I18 Microfocus Spectroscopy and I20 XRay Spectroscopy provide new opportunities for the study of environmental toxins, catalysts, ceramics and hydrothermal reactions. The expected high demand will be further met by a third beamline, B18 Core XAS.
|I18 Microfocus spectroscopy - a world-leading sub-micron X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) beamline designed for the study of complex inhomogeneous materials under realistic conditions.|
|B18 Core EXAFS - this beamline will support the wide range of applications of x-ray absorption spectroscopy, including local structure and electronic state of active components, and the study of materials including fluids, crystalline and non-crystalline (amorphous phases & colloids) solids, surfaces and biomaterials.|
|I20 X-ray spectroscopy (XAS-3) - a versatile modular X-ray spectrometer with good stability and beam quality for studying chemical reactions and structure determination of materials. Trace levels of elements play a vital role in geology, environmental science, biology, chemistry and materials science. This beamline aims to improve signal to noise and will permit study of samples in their natural functioning state.|