Balder beamline - Hard X-ray absorption spectroscopy
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation
Type of infrastructure
Name of national/international infrastructure this infrastructure belongs toMAX IV Laboratory
DescriptionSimultaneous XAS (x-ray absorption) + XES (x-ray emission). XAS at 2.4 – 40 keV; XES at 2.3 – 25 keV with two independent braches (for two energy bands). Quick scanning: full EXAFS for 0.5 sec. Gas infrastructure for in-situ and in-operando catalysis. Several in-situ catalysis cells available. LHe cryostat with quick sample exchange. Simultaneous powder XRD. Reflective XAFS setup. Microfluidics setups.
Equipment and resourcesTwo 7-element fluorescence detectors. XES spectrometer with 3 crystal sets. LHe close-cycle cryostat. Gas handling and mixing system with a vaporizer and MassSpec. Several in-situ cells.
Digital data of absorption and emission spectra.
Services providedUser support during user beamtime. Measurements of post-in samples including data quality control (implemented later).
Management of the infrastructureThe beamline is headed by a beamline scientist, time for experiments is allocated through a peer review process by an external program advisory committee. The scientific scope of the beamline is defined in interaction with the management of MAX IV Laboratory and the Scientific Advisory Committee.
Available for loanNot available for loan
Terms of access:
Beamtime access through open calls announced at MAX IV homepage