Diamond-II Webinar: BERRIES Flagship Beamline Project

Oct 14. till Oct 14.

Diamond-II Webinar: BERRIES Flagship Beamline Project

This webinar is your opportunity to gain insight into the Spectroscopy Science Group's flagship beamline project proposal, BERRIES (Bright Environment for x-ray Raman, Resonance Inelastic and Emission Spectroscopies). This proposal forms part of the science case for the the Diamond-II upgrade, a co-ordinated programme of development that includes a major machine upgrade. This proposal offers an exciting and transformational change for the user community, so user attendance and input is highly encouraged.

14/10/20202020-10-14T14:00:00 - 14/10/20202020-10-14T16:30:00
14:00 - 16:30
Online via Zoom


BERRIES (Bright Environment for x-ray Raman, Resonance Inelastic and Emission Spectroscopies), is a proposed new beamline from Diamond's Spectroscopy Group. BERRIES will be offering two new techniques to the Diamond user community: pink-beam X-ray Emission Spectroscopy (pink-XES) and X-ray Raman Scattering (XRS), that have only recently become available at synchrotron sources, and are showing great potential in several areas of science.

XRS will open new possibilities to use hard X-rays for performing spectroscopy of light elements (such as O, C, Li, Be, etc…) providing a bulk sensitive probe for performing experiments in situ with several sample environments. The possibility of performing XES with a broad energy band-pass (pink-beam) considerably decreases the time needed for data collection, opening the door to perform studies in a time-resolved manner, or in more dilute samples.
BERRIES will take full advantage of the added capacity and higher brightness offered by Diamond-II. We are proposing to build the beamline on one of the newly available straight sections, using a bright source to deliver the high flux required for the instrument. The beamline will consist of two experimental hutches: the first optimized for performing pink-XES as well as High Energy Resolution Fluorescence Detected XAS (HERFD-XAS), covering an energy range from 4keV to 20keV, while the second will be dedicated to XRS.
It is expected that BERRIES and its emerging techniques will support discoveries, for both academia and industry, in several scientific areas important to the UK’s research priorities, such as chemistry and catalysis, energy materials and nuclear waste management, among others. 


Find out more about the Diamond-II programme here, and download the Diamond-II | Advancing Science science case here.

This webinar forms part of the second stage of user engagement for the Spectroscopy Group's proposals. In 2018, an introductory workshop was held for users to discuss the project's potential benefits for research and to help further develop the science case and direction for the machine upgrade. You can revisit the event page here.

The outline proposal was presented to a joint SAC/DISCo meeting last May, and they recommended that a full case should be put together for the instrument. A User Working Group has been set up with representatives of the User Community and will be responsible for developing the case to be considered for prioritization by SAC/DISCo at the meeting that will take place in December 2020.
This webinar will allow the BERRIES User Working Group to provide you with more detail about the BERRIES beamline capabilities and to start collecting your views and suggestions in an open discussion.

Keep informed

If you are interested in keeping up to date on the BERRIES User Working Group progress and would like to receive updates by email, please sign up to the BERRIES Flagship Interest Group by filling out this quick form.

You are also welcome to contact the group via email with any questions or feedback.

If you have any questions about the webinar itself, please email the Diamond Events Team.

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