Beamline I15 is dedicated to X-ray powder diffraction experiments at extreme pressures and temperatures. Research topics include fundamental Physics and Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Science as well as Materials Science and Engineering.
The beamline provides monochromatic high-energy X-rays from 20 to 80 keV. These X-rays focussed and collimated down to ≤20 µm can penetrate into complex sample assemblies permitting detailed mapping of structural order or disorder, chemical fingerprinting or structure determination.
Following the failure of a cryostat compressor to the Wiggler in May, and the subsequent second failure of a different compressor in September, the Wiggler will be down until at least November. Due to the number of cancelled proposals and the need to reschedule there will be a reduced number of shifts available for AP27 and to avoid users submitting proposals until we are confident with the repairs we have decided to delay the call for proposals for I15 and I15-1 until early December (date to be decided). Any proposal submitted now will be held until the special panel meeting which is likely to be at the end of Jan. Please contact Christine Beavers (PBS) or any of the staff if you have questions or wish to have your email put on a list for updates.
High-pressure workshop New Opportunities for High P-T Research at Diamond, 26th - 27th February 2019.
I15 has acquired a micromanipulator 'Axis Pro' from MicroSupport Co. It is now available to users. Watch this video from MicroSupport to see the loading of a diamond-anvil cell with the Axis Pro. It is amazing!!
Laser-heating system for high-pressure X-ray diffraction at the Extreme Conditions beamline I15 at DLS. Anzellini et al., J. Synchrotron Rad 25., Nov. 2018. 10.1107/S1600577518013383
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