Current Status of the Debye Beamline
The Debye beamline at SLS got funded by the ETH Council, PSI and EPFL for a Joint Strategic Initiative proposal entitled "Rapid Access X-ray Chemical and Structural Analysis at SLS" and is currently under construction.
The anticipated timeline of the Debye project:
|SLS Upgrade Shutdown||Fall 2023 - Summer 2025|
The envisioned Debye beamline will provide capabilities for real-time X-ray spectroscopies and diffraction under operating conditions. This new beamline for the chemistry and material science communities will provide access to state-of-the-art X-ray tools (XAS, XRD, SAXS, (PDF)) and infrastructure (reaction cells, potentiostat, mass spectrometer, reactive gases) for high-throughput operando experiments. The heart of the beamline is the QEXAFS monochromator with an iteration of the highly successful monochromator installed at the SuperXAS beamline offering sub second X-ray absorption spectroscopy data. The design of the beamline has focused on a wide photon energy range of 4.5 to 60 keV (thanks to a 5 T magnet and a 2.7 GeV SLS 2.0 ring) and multiple operation modes such as monochromatic-beam or pink-beam and focused or partially unfocused beam promising to offer a unique platform at SLS for combined X-ray based analysis tools tailored to the specific needs of in situ and operando X-ray chemical analysis of functional materials.
Status of the beamline construction:
|Small optical components (slits etc)||Commissioning|
|Lead hutches||In place|
|Experimental Station||In Design Review|