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.
Last month’s intensive repairs on the I15 wiggler’s cryocooling system and bore liner are looking successful. The wiggler has been cooled to its operational temperature and has held full field successfully. The storage ring current was stepped up progressively to optimize the machine vacuum, then operated at normal operating current all weekend; no issues with the I15 wiggler were encountered. We anticipate that we should return I15 and I15-1 beamlines to user operations this week as scheduled. Beamline start-up will commence on Tuesday 14th of January and any further necessary correspondence will be sent by the end of business on Tuesday.
We have changed our DAC policy and split it into DAC loaning only and DAC loaning + sample loading. Please familiarize yourself with the details under the DAC Policy tab here.
High-pressure workshop New Opportunities for High P-T Research at Diamond, 26th - 27th February 2019.
The call for proposals for the period October 2020 - April 2021 is open. Users are encouraged to submit their proposals.
If you wish to perform a non-standard experiment, please contact a member of the beamline team in advance to discuss your requirements
The deadline for submission is 1st April 2020 at 17.00 GMT.
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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