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Spectral Range

250-2000 eV


Imaging & Microscopy

  • Micro XAFS/XRF Imaging


  • X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS/XANES/XAFS)
    • In-Situ and In-operando spectroscopy
    • Anaerobic sample transfer capabilities
  • Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES)


Powder samples can be pressed into custom pellet holders for bulk spectroscopy.  Sample holders are highly customizable and can be adapted for mounting almost any type of samples.  A custom in-situ cell with full electro-chemical capabilities is available for use as well as an anaerobic sample holder that can be used to transfer samples from our electro chemical lab glove box into the endstation vacuum.

SGM researchers


CLS Port 11ID-1
Source Elliptically polarizing Undulator
Resolution >5000 (below 1500 eV)
Spot Sizes 1000 μm x 100 μm, 10 μm x 10 μm (focused)
Photon Flux
4x1012 @ 250 eV > 1011 @ 1900 eV


Tom Regier
Senior Scientist, Beamline Responsible (SGM)

T.K. Sham SGM Beamline Advisory Team Leader

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