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Experimental Station 13-BM-D

Optics: 13-BM-D is served by a sagittally focusing low-energy and high energy monochromators (both in 13-BM-A).

Instrumentation: 13-BM-D is a general purpose station used for spectroscopy, XRF microprobe, diffraction, and tomography experiments. The diffraction experiments will include high-pressure experiments in the diamond-anvil cell and the large-volume press, possibly a small multi-anvil.


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250 ton  hydraulic press in the 13 BM-D station.

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Maximum working pressure is 10,000 psi.  This press has been operational since late 1997.

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13 BM-D beam defining slits.

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Inside Slit Tank.  Horizontal and vertical slit blades are shown.


Experimental Station 13-BM-C

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This station is used primarily for diffraction experiments in the 7.5-20 keV energy range. A general purpose diffractometer is planned.

Optics: 13-BM-C is served by a conical mirror (in 13-BM-A) and a single bounce, horizontally focusing monochromator. Instrumentation: 13-BM-C is used primarily for diffraction experiments in the 7.5 to 20 keV energy range.


Insertion Device Beamline

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The ID beamline has two optics enclosures (13-ID-A and 13-ID-B) and two tandem experimental stations (13-ID-C and 13-ID-D). A standard Undulator A has been installed and will be used in both untapered and tapered modes. Cryogenically-cooled Si monochromators (13-ID-A) will include a "low-energy" monochromator for use in the 3.5-21 keV range, and a "high-energy" monochromator for use in the 15-80 keV range

Optics : Cryogenically-cooled Si monochromators (13-ID-A) : a "low energy" monochromator for use in the 4.5 to 21 keV range, and a "high" energy monochromator for use in the 15 to 80 keV range. The first crystal on the low energy monochromator is thin, and the transmitted beam can be used directly or with the high-energy monochromator. Thus, these monochromators can be used simultaneously. Power management aperture (13-ID-A) limits the total white beam power which can leave 13-ID-A to less than 100 W at 100 mA operation with the undulator at closed gap (10.5 mm). Kirkpatrick-Baez mirrors (13-ID-B) : Two, ~1 m long Si mirrors for focusing either white or monochromatic radiation within the two experimental stations (demagnification = 10:1 to 3:1). Deflecting crystal (13-ID-B) deflects the low energy monochromatic beam sideways into the 13-ID-C station, permitting simultaneous operation of 13-ID-C and 13-ID-D for certain combinations of experiments.



Experimental Station 13-ID-C

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X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy, microprobe, angle-dispersive diffraction, microcrystal diffraction, and tomography using the low energy or high energy monochromators; focused and unfocused white-beam mode for energy-dispersive diffraction in the diamond anvil cell and for XRF microprobe experiments.


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GSECARS general purpose 2+2+Kappa diffractometer being assembled at the Newport factory. Shown is the detector arm with it's vertical and horizontal rotations, and the sample stage with horizontal rotation table under the omega circle (the kappa and phi circle and the sample x-y-z stage are not shown.)

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GSECARS staff and Newport engineers uncrating base of diffractometer (l).  Moving the base into ID-C on air pads (r).

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Proud papa GSECARS staff scientist, Peter Eng, shows new diffractometer to APS Director Dave Moncton and Newport VP Gary Spiegel and Newport President  Robert Deuster.

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Science Pictures from 13 ID-C.

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GSECARS staff scientist, Matt Newville, works with 13 ID-C microprobe setup.

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X-ray focussing mirror, mounted on a breadboard in ID-C.

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Monochromator in ID-B delivers 4.5 to 30 KeV beam in to ID-C.

Experimental Station 13-ID-D

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Energy-dispersive diffraction experiments in the large-volume press, using focused or unfocused white-light from the tapered undulator; monochromatic diffraction experiments in the DAC and LVP using beam from the untapered undulator with the high energy monochromator.


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1000 metric ton hydraulic press manufactured by Rockland Research. Maximum hydraulic pressure is 10,000 psi. A similar press with improved structural design (greater safety factor to yield) is being manufactured and will be installed in 13-ID-D.

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Double sided laser heated diamond cell for in-situ high P-T diffraction study. The double-sided heating approach allows one to combine different lasing modes to optimize temperature uniformity.    The laser heating apparatus is set-up and running in 13 ID-D.

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Mao-Bell type diamond cells for ultra high pressure experiments

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A circular symmetrical cell in a rotary stage

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Micro dill machines in the sample preparation room

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Symmetrical cell for double sided laser heating experiments

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Double sided laser heating optics

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A happy run