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.
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Upcoming Call for Proposals March/April 2019:
From April 2019: Micromanipulator available. I15 has acquired a micromanipulator 'Axis Pro' from Micro Support Co., Ltd. The system will be installed and commissioned end of February - March 2019. It is going to be amazing! This video shows the loading of a diamond-anvil cell using the Axis Pro.
Upcoming Workshop February 2019: Join us at our high-pressure workshop New Opportunities for High P-T Research at Diamond, 26th - 27th February 2019.
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November 2018: Laser-heating system for high-pressure X-ray diffraction at the Extreme Conditions beamline I15 at DLS, Anzellini et al., J. Synchrotron Rad 25. 10.1107/S1600577518013383
September 2017: Users can now submit proposals to I15 for experiments with the hydraulic pressure cell from I22 (P-Jump Cell); 1 to 5000 bar, 0 to 120 deg C. Reference http://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.3449332. Users need to request the hydraulic pressure cell in their proposal.
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