Variable Line Spacing Plane Grating Monochromator (VLS-PGM) 11ID-2


Facilitating research in materials of both fundamental and applied nature, the VLS-PGM Beamline provides high resolution, low energy spectroscopic studies.

Equipped with a number of endstations, a solid state absorption chamber and a photoemission spectrometer with Scienta analyzer, Users can perform experiments requiring techniques such as X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), photoelectron spectroscopy (PES), resonant Auger and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), and X-ray excited optical luminescence spectroscopy (XEOL).

  • Status

    Accepting Proposals

  • Source

    185 mm planar undulator

  • Spot size (Horizontal x Vertical)

    500 μm x 500 μm

  • Resolution

    >10,000 E/ΔE

  • Energy Range

    5.5 – 250 eV

  • Wavelength

    2254 – 49.6Å

  • Flux (γ/s/0.1%BW) @ 100 mA

    2 x 1011 @ 9 - 240eV & 50 x 50 μm slits


Beamline Scientist: Lucia Zuin (306) 657-3724
Beamline Team Leader: T.K. Sham
Beamline Team Members (PDF)
Beamline Telephone: (306) 657-3608


  • Photoemission Scienta 100 Analyzer
  • X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS)
  • X-ray Excited Optical Luminescence (XEOL)


  • Absorption Chamber
  • Photoemission Scienta 100 Analyzer

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