Canadian Light Source

Spectral Range

5 – 40 keV



  • Grazing Incidence X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (GI-XAFS)


hxma_samples For transmission mode, powder samples can be prepared into pressed pellets on-site. HXMA also has a liquid helium cryostat for certain XAFS experiments.


CLS Port 06ID-1
Source Superconducting Wiggler
Resolution 10-4 
Spot Sizes 0.8 mm x 1.5 mm
Photon Flux
1012 @ 12 keV​


Picture of Dr. Ning Chen

Ning Chen
Senior Scientist, Beamline Responsible (HXMA)

Beamline Advisor Team Leader:
De-Tong Jiang

For a full contact list, visit the HXMA Website.


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