Three XAS/XES beamlines are currently available to carry out experiments at the Center for X-ray spectroscopy, while an additional one is under construction. There is also several additional state of the art X-ray based instruments, including XRF, µCT and XRD to name a few, available on request for complementary characterizations and pre-screening of samples (see e.g. Supporting laboratories). Best is just to contact us through our contact form and ask recommendations and best practices for your case.
Not sure which of our beamlines is right for your research ?
To find the right spectrometer for your need, please have a look to their quick description on the table below, or directly ask us.
|Beamline||Available technique(s)||Main application field||Photon energies||Status|
|HelXAS||X-ray absorption spectrocopy (XANES & EXAFS) in transmission and fluorescence mode (+ imaging possibilities)||in-situ catalysis / environmental science / Generic material studies||4-20 keV||Open for users|
|Sampo||X-ray absorption spectrocopy (XANES & EXAFS) in transmission mode (fluorescence mode under development)||Radioactive samples||4-20 keV||Open for users|
|Revontuli||X-ray absorption spectrocopy (XANES & EXAFS) in fluorescence mode
X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES)
|Materials under irradiation (in-situ/ex-situ)||Under construction|
|LomonosovXAS*||X-ray absorption spectrocopy (XANES & EXAFS) in transmission mode||Actinide and rare earth materials||4-20 keV||Open|
|HotXAS**||X-ray absorption spectrocopy (XANES & EXAFS) in fluorescence and transmission mode||Spent nuclear fuel dissolution products and minor actinide compounds such as MOX fuels||Under construction|
All our spectrometers are available for users from both academia and industry, through open collaborative research and proprietary industrial services. The experiments are conducted both by on-site users and by a mail-in service.
*LomonosovXAS is located at the facility of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia, and requires a specific agreement in order to perform an experiment. There may be additional fees for accessing it depending on the individual agreement. Please contact Prof. Kristina Kvashnina for more details.
**HotXAS will be located in the hot laboratory of the Atalante facility of CEA Marcoule in France, and requires a special agreement in order to perform an experiment. There may be additional fees for accessing it depending on the individual agreement. Please contact us for more details.