Beamline Phone Number:
+44 (0) 1235 778710
Principal Beamline Scientist:
Tel: +44 (0)1235 4494052
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.
We are delighted to share with you that the upgrade of the cryocoolers of the I15 wiggler by the Diamond Insertion Device Group has been successful. I15 & I15-1 received beam into their experimental hutches on the 24th of January. The upgrade ensures a more robust and continuous operation for the beamlines. In order to de-risk future operations even further, Diamond Management have now sent out a call for tender for companies to offer to supply a new wiggler, which would be a spare or replacement for I12 or I15.
I15 resumed its user programme on the 27th January. All I15 users with allocated beamtime have been scheduled to receive their time before October 2023.
Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.
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