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XMaS: The UK Materials Science Facility at the ESRF

qXMaS Synchrotron Facility

XMaS is an EPSRC funded mid-range facility supporting the UK materials science communities. It provides free at the point of access to synchrotron radiation at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble. A wide range of sample environments allow a diverse set of experiments to be performed using energies in the 2.4 to 15 keV range. Additional facilities exploiting these sample environments are possible using our laboratory spaces which include a new micro source x-ray facility.

Techniques Available

A wide range of x-ray techniques are available making use of white beam and monochromatic energies in the range of 2.4 to 15 keV:

Offline Facilities

X-ray Source

A Cu micro-source is available for use with most of the sample environments used on the main beamline

Laboratory Space

Electrical and magnetic characterisation of samples

News

XMaS Scientist Experience 2017: a video by ESRF

Watch the 2017 winners attending the Synchrotron@school programme with Yannick Lacaze in July 2017.

XMaS featured in Physical Review Letters

 'Quantitative Disentanglement of the Spin Seebeck, Proximity-Induced, and Ferromagnetic-Induced Anomalous Nernst Effect in Normal-Metal–Ferromagnet Bilayers'

Bougiatioti P et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 227205 (2017). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.227205 and (supplem. doc.)

XMaS is a mid-range facility funded by the UK EPSRC and managed by the Universities of Warwick and Liverpool

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