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Seminars Archive

ALBA Synchrotron and highlights

Miguel A.G. Aranda (ALBA, Spain)
Thu 15 Mar, at 11:30 - Seminar Room T2

ALBA synchrotron light source (www.cells.es) is the largest Spanish research infrastructure that started full operation of its first seven beamlines on February 2013. Nowadays, there are eight beamlines in operation and three under construction. I will divide the talk in three parts: i) a very brief general description of ALBA synchrotron and the Experiments Division that it runs the user program; ii) a brief overview of the eight operating beamlines and the three beamlines under construction; and iii) some recent scientific highlights arising from the usage of the operating beamlines. Firstly, I will start with a very brief description ALBA synchrotron including our structure to fulfil our mission as user-oriented Large Facility. Then, the structure of the Experiments Division which is optimised for running our external user program: both academic and industrial usage, will be discussed. This structure, with six sections, includes the user office and beamline support. Secondly, I will introduce our eight operating beamlines. The beamlines within the Chemistry & Material Science Section are: 1) high-resolution and microdiffraction powder diffraction (BL04-MSPD) which has two endstations, one devoted to very high resolution and very fast powder diffraction and another to microdiffraction running a high-pressure program; and 2) X-ray absorption (XAS) and emission (XES) spectroscopies (BL22-CLAESS) which has also two endstations, one for XAS (both transmission and fluorescence) and a second for XES. The beamlines within the Electronic & Magnetic Structure of Matter Section are: 3) photoemission spectroscopy (BL24-CIRCE) which has two endstations, one devoted to near ambient pressure photoemission (NAPP) and another to photoelectron emission microscopy (PEEM); and 4) soft X-ray Magnetic Circular/Linear Dichroism Absorption and Scattering (BL29-BOREAS) which has two endstations, one devoted to absorption spectroscopy and another to scattering. The beamlines within the Life Science & Soft Condensed Matter Section are: 5) macromolecular crystallography (BL13-XALOC), 6) soft X-ray full-field cryo-tomography (BL09-MISTRAL); 7) small angle and wide angel X-ray scattering (BL11-NCD) with two endstations for SAXS and WAXS; and 8) infrared microspectroscopy (BL01-MIRAS). The three additional beamlines which are being currently built are: i) angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy BL (BL20-LOREA) that it is expected to become operational in early 2020; ii) the absorption/powder diffraction/metrology BL (BL16-NOTOS) which it will come to operation in mid 2020; and iii) microfocus for macromolecular crystallography BL (BL06-XAIRA) which it is expected to become operational in early 2021. Thirdly, recent highlights with the science that is being done at beamlines will be presented.

(Referer: M. Kiskinova)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 15:21