General beamline description and specifications

The PHOENIX (Photons for the Exploration of Nature by Imaging and XAFS) beamline is dedicated to X-ray absorption spectroscopy performed in the tender X-ray energy range, with high photon flux produced by an elliptical APPLE II undulator. Two different flexible endstations provide the users the state-of-the-art equipment to conduct X-ray micro-spectroscopic measurements (µ-XAS and µ-XRF) on samples kept in different environments.

Examples of experiments which could be performed at the PHOENIX beamline :
  • Various liquid cells and liquid jets available for in-situ studies of chemical reactions (in collaboration).

Energy range 0.8 - 8.0 keV PHOENIX I, 0.4 - 2.0 keV PHOENIX II
Flux (3 keV) 1 x 1011 ph/s/0.1%BW/400 mA
Energy resolution 1 x 10-4
Focused spot size 2.5 µm x 2.5 µm
Sample environments Various sizes solid samples, pellets in vacuum; Moderate heating and cooling available; Titration cells, flow-through liquid cells, liquid jets (in collaboration)
The Phoenix Group is part of the Laboratory for Synchrotron Radiation and Femtochemistry (LSF).

Access to the PHOENIX beamline

To access the PHOENIX beamline, please consult the user information user information available on this website.