Beamline Status Update

Accepting General User Proposals
Canadian Light Source (CLS)

Advanced Photon Source (CLS@APS)

Accepting Letters of Intent during Commissioning

 

01B1-1 (Mid IR) Mid IR Spectromicroscopy Beamline: 
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Status:  Operational, accepting proposals. 
The beamline is currently accepting user applications for spectromicroscopy, ATR spectromicroscopy and PAS experiments.In addition, commissioning of other techniques and capabilities, such as grazing angle spectromicroscopy, mapping (including utilizing the FPA) and polarization modulation (photoelastic modulator).

Mid-IR Endstations and capabilities:

Available techniques and accessories

Please discuss details of experiment(s) with Scott Rosendahl (scott.rosendahl@lightsource.ca) 306-657-3667.

Beamline specifications can be viewed at Mid Infrared Spectromicroscopy (Mid-IR)

02B1-1 (Far IR) High Resolution Far Infrared Spectroscopy Beamline: 
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Status: Operational, accepting proposals. - 94% of Shifts available for Distribution due to beamline technical upgrades.
The Far-IR Beamline is accepting proposals for high resolution studies in the spectral region between ~120 - 1000 cm-1. Furthermore, there are Coherent Synchrotron Radiation (CSR) shifts available for user proposals. These shifts provide very high intensity in the 10-35 cm-1. CSR is still in the testing phase and therefore performance may fluctuate.

Far-IR Endstations and capabilities:

Horizontal Microscope for High Pressure Studies (10-5000 cm-1), the objectives of this microscope have a Numerical Aperture of 0.5 and have a working distance of 47 mm, allowing for space for Diamond Anvil High Pressure cells. (Please contact Brant Billinghurst for more details before requesting beamtime)

Please discuss details of your experiment(s) with Brant Billinghurst, 306-657-3554.  
Beamline specifications can be viewed at High Resolution Far Infrared Spectroscopy (Far IR)

Biomedical Imaging and Therapy Facility (BMIT): 
            05B1-1 (BM-POE-2) & 05ID-2 (ID-SOE-1) Endstations Accepting Applications.
            05ID-2 (ID-POE-2) Endstation Off-Line in Cycle 25

Please note: there is a single stream of application submission. BMIT staff will allocate the endstation that is best suited for a given experiment. In general ID-SOE-1 endstation will be used for experiments requiring high energy (>40 keV) and large samples.
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05B1-1 (BMIT, BM-POE-2) Endstation
Status:  Operational.   The beamline is currently accepting user applications for imaging, therapy and other experiments. 

CURRENT CAPABILITIES:

Please discuss details of your experiment(s) with Denise Miller306-657-3815.  
Beamline specifications can be viewed at Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT-BM)

05ID-2 (BMIT, ID-SOE-1) Endstation
Status: CT Mono Operational, commissioning activities for other modes.

CURRENT CAPABILITIES:

FUTURE CAPABILITIES:

The 05ID-2 beamline is operational and is accepting GUA proposals for experiments utilizing the beamline's current capabilities.

The beamline will also continue accepting LOI for experiments in SOE-1 hutch which would utilize the beamline's future capabilities during the remainder of the commissioning of these capabilities. Submit Letter of Intent for 05ID-2-SOE-1

Before submitting Proposal or LOI please discuss experiment(s) details with Denise Miller, 306-657-3815.  
Beamline specifications can be viewed at Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT-ID)

05ID-2 (BMIT, ID-POE-2) Endstation
Status:  Commissioning. 
This endstation is not scheduled for operation in Cycle 27.  
FUTURE CAPABILITIES:

The beamline continues accepting LOI for future imaging, therapy and other experiments in POE-2 hutch during the remainder of the commissioning activities.  Submit Letter of Intent for 05ID-2-POE-2 
Before submitting LOI, please discuss experiment(s) details with Denise Miller, 306-657-3815.  
Beamline specifications can be viewed at Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT-ID)

05B2-1 (SyLMAND) Synchrotron Laboratory for Micro and Nano Devices 

Status: The SyLMAND facility (beamline and supporting cleanroom laboratories) is currently accepting proposals for high aspect ratio polymer microstructure fabrication using X-ray lithography.

Polymer microfabrication capabilities (currently offered):

For additional information on capabilities and to discuss your requirements, please contact Garth Wells at (306) 657-3736.
Beamline specifications can be viewed at SyLMAND

06B1-1 (SXRMB) Soft X-ray Microcharacterization Beamline 
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Status:  All endstations are accepting proposals for energies between 1.7-10 keV. The endstations are the X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) endstation (in vacuum and under ambient conditions), the high Energy X-ray photoemission Spectroscopy (HEXPS) endstation and the microprobe. 

SXRMB XAS Endstation capabilities (under vacuum or ambient conditions):

Beamline specifications and other information can be viewed at the SXRMB webpage or contact Yongfeng Hu, 306-657-3722.

06ID-1 (HXMA) Hard X-ray micro-Analysis Beamline: 
Submit Proposal - XAFS and X-ray Diffraction

Status: Operational, accepting beamtime requests from currently active proposals
HXMA beamline accepts proposals for two endstations (XAFS and X-ray Diffraction) for the upcoming cycle.  For XAFS, in addition to the standard ionization chamber and Lytle detectors, a single element and 4 elements Vortex silicon drift detector and a 30 element Ge detector are available.  Proposal for the X-ray diffraction capabilities with 8-circle psi diffractometer and power X-ray diffraction with MAR345 image plate are being accepted. The users are encouraged to contact the responsible beamline scientist Dr. N. Chen (ning.chen@lightsource.ca) for XAFS capabilities and Dr. C.-Y. Kim (chang-yong.kim@lightsource.ca) for X-ray Diffraction capabilities for updated endstation status.

HXMA Endstations and capabilities:

Please discuss details of your experiment(s) with Ning Chen, 306-657-3571 (XAFS capabilities) and Chang-Yong Kim, 306-657-3765 (X-ray Diffraction).

Beamline specifications can be viewed at the HXMA webpage.

07B2-1 (VESPERS) Very Sensitive Elemental and Structural Probe Employing Radiation from a Synchrotron 
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Status:  Operational, accepting proposals 
The beamline is currently accepting proposals for micro-diffraction and micro-fluorescence experiments for the coming cycle, as well as XANES (X-ray absorption near edge structure) and differential aperture X-ray microscopy. The beamline is capable to provide the beam with different bandwidths of 0.01%, 1.6%, 10%, and the pink beam. mm-sized beam will also be available for XRF and XANES measurements.

VESPERS Endstation capabilities:

Beamline specifications can be viewed at the VESPERS webpage or contact Renfei Feng, 306-657-3581.

CMCF Canadian Macromolecular Crystallography Facility - consists of two beamlines: 08ID-1 and 08B1-1 
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08ID-1 (CMCF-ID) 
Status: Full MAD capability has been implemented.  The beamline is equipped with the SSRL style SAM robot using universal pucks and SSRL cassettes.  The SAM robot is being commissioned.

Beamline capacity: The beamline is illuminated by a small-gap in-vacuum undulator (SGU) located in the upstream half of the straight section and chicaned inboard by 0.75 mrad. The overall design of the beamline contains white beam slits (WBS), indirectly cryo-cooled first crystal of the double crystal monochromator (DCM) and sagitally focusing second crystal, and vertically focusing mirror (VFM).  

Endstation capabilities:

Beamline specifications can be viewed at the CMCF-ID webpage or contact Pawel Grochulski, 306-657-3538

08B1-1 (CMCF-BM) 
Status: Full MAD capability has been implemented.  The beamline is equipped with the SSRL style SAM robot using universal pucks and SSRL cassettes. Remote access and full automation have been implemented.  

Beamline capacity: The beamline is illuminated by bending magnet. The overall design of the beamline contains white beam slits (WBS), vertically collimating mirror (VCM), indirectly water-cooled first crystal of the double crystal monochromator (DCM) and a long second crystal, and toroidal focusing mirror (TFM).  
Endstation capabilities:

Beamline specifications can be viewed at the CMCF-BM webpage or contact Michel Fodje, 306-657-3538 

10ID-1 (SM) Soft X-ray Spectromicroscopy Beamline: 
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Status:  A new cryo-STXM microscope will be available based on Letter of Intent (LOI) and special request during this period. The existing ambient STXM microscope (upstream of the cryo-STXM) will remain available for users. The X-PEEM microscope will not be available for the users due to upgrade in progress. The SM covers the photon energy range from 130 eV to 2700 eV. SM is accepting proposals for STXM experiments.

SM Endstations and capabilities: The soft X-ray spectromicroscopy (SM) facility has three endstations, an ambient scanning transmission X-ray microscope (STXM), a cryo-STXM microscope and an X-ray photoemission electron microscope (X-PEEM) (under upgrade). The STXMs are installed in-line on the outboard branch line while the X-PEEM is permanently mounted on the inboard branch of SM. Both STXM and X-PEEM can be used to measure orientation properties using the capability of the elliptically polarized undulator (EPU) to rotate the direction of the linear polarization vector by 180°. The EPU also provides fully circular (left and right, 130 - 1000 eV) polarized light for static and dynamic magnetism measurements via XMCD.

Beamline specifications can be viewed at http://sm.lightsource.ca or contact Jian Wang 306-657-3546.

10ID-2 Resonant Elastic and Inelastic Soft X-ray Scattering (REIXS): 
Submit General User Proposals for REIXS Beamline
Status: Resonant Soft X-ray Scattering (RSXS) endstation is operational. 
X-ray Emission spectroscopy (XES) endstation is operational. 
The Surface Science Facility is operational.

Beamline capabilities:

RSXS Endstation

XES Endstation

Surface Science Facility 
This facility is a sample preparation and characterization sub-system of the REIXS Beamline. The system consists of three chambers: MBE Chamber, Analysis Chamber and Transfer Chamber.
The MBE (Molecular Beam Epitaxy) Chamber can be used to grown various thin films or multilayers. The sources include:

The characterization tools on the MBE chamber include:

The Analysis (or XPS) Chamber has following capabilities:

Following sources and detectors are available:

Users with allocated beam time have priority to access this facility. The request to use this system alone should be directed to the Beamline Scientist.

Please discuss details of your experiment(s) with Feizhou He, 306-657-3726. 
Beamline specifications can be viewed at www.lightsource.ca/beamlines/details/resonant_elastic_and_inelastic_xray_scattering_reixs.html.

11ID-1 (SGM) High Resolution Spherical Grating Monochromator Beamline: 
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Status: Fully operational

The SGM beamline provides photons between 250 eV and 2000 eV for X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) experiments in two in-line endstations. The energy resolution of the beamline is as high as 50 meV at the C K-edge and the current beam spot size is 1000 x 100 microns in the XPS endstation and as small as 10 x 10 microns in the XAS endstation.

SGM Endstations and capabilities:

Please discuss details of your experiment(s) with Tom Regier, 306-657-3733.
Beamline specifications can be viewed at www.lightsource.ca/beamlines/details/high_resolution_spherical_grating_monochromator_sgm.html.

11ID-2 (VLS-PGM) Variable Line Spacing Plane Grating Monochromator Beamline: 
Submit Proposal - all endstations
Status:  Operational, accepting proposals 

Anticipated capacity:  Anticipated capacity:  While majority of shifts will be available for user experiments for the next cycle, some shifts will be used for the up-grade and commissioning the Branch B. Shifts will also be dedicated to commissioning and improving the performance of the beamline and the endstation development. 

VLS-PGM Endstations and capabilities:

Please discuss details of your experiment(s) with Lucia Zuin, 306-657-3724.
Beamline specifications can be viewed at www.lightsource.ca/beamlines/details/variable_line_spacing_plane_grating_monochromator_vls_pgm.html.

 

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