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New synchrotron powder diffraction facility for long-duration experiments

DOI: 10.1107/S1600576716019750 DOI Help

Authors: Claire A. Murray (Diamond Light Source) , Jonathan Potter (Diamond Light Source) , Sarah J. Day (Diamond Light Source) , Annabelle R. Baker (Diamond Light Source) , Stephen P. Thompson (Diamond Light Source) , Jon Kelly (Diamond Light Source) , Christopher G. Morris (The University of Manchester) , Sihai Yang (The University of Manchester) , Chiu C. Tang (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Journal Of Applied Crystallography , VOL 50

State: Published (Approved)
Published: February 2017
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 10025

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Abstract: A new synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction instrument has been built and commissioned for long-duration experiments on beamline I11 at Diamond Light Source. The concept is unique, with design features to house multiple experiments running in parallel, in particular with specific stages for sample environments to study slow kinetic systems or processes. The instrument benefits from a high-brightness X-ray beam and a large area detector. Diffraction data from the commissioning work have shown that the objectives and criteria are met. Supported by two case studies, the results from months of measurements have demonstrated the viability of this large-scale instrument, which is the world's first dedicated facility for long-term studies (weeks to years) using synchrotron radiation.

Journal Keywords: synchrotron powder diffraction; long-duration experiments; instrumentation

Subject Areas: Technique Development, Physics


Instruments: I11-High Resolution Powder Diffraction

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