Canadian Light Source

Spectral Range

1.7 - 10 keV



SXRMB supports a variety of sample types at four endstations:

Endstation Sample Type
Solid state endstation Powders, bulk samples, foils, and thin films
Microprobe endstation Thin layer, films, and powders
Ambient table Solids, liquids (in situ experiments available)
High energy XPS Thin films


CLS Port 06B1-1
Source Bending Magnet
Resolution 3.3x10-4 Insb, 10-4 Si (111)
Spot Sizes ~1 mm x 4 mm
~10 µm × 10 µm
Focusing Torroidal Mirror K-B Mirror Pair
Photon Flux

(g/s/0.1%BW) @ 100 mA

1.0 × 109- 1.0 × 1011


Visit the SXRMB website for a full list of beamline contacts.

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Beamline Video

Take a tour of our Soft X-ray Microcharacterization Beamline (SXRMB) with Mohsen Shakouri, scientist and beamline responsible.


Purchased Access

Purchased access offers quick and accurate solutions to proprietary questions. CLS scientists develop experimental plans based on clients' needs, collect and analyze data, and provide detailed reports with key answers to critical questions.

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Peer-Reviewed Access

Academic clients can submit proposals through a peer review process. Beam time is granted based on scientific merit, with the expectation that any results will be published. In special cases, rapid access is also available for instrument or beam time.

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