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XMaS: The UK Materials Science Facility at the ESRF

qXMaS Synchrotron Facility

XMaS is an EPSRC funded National Research 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


XMaS is recruiting!

We are looking for two Postdoctoral Research Associates in Condensed Matter Physics to work with our wonderful team at the EPSRC National Research Facility XMaS, the UK Collaborating Research Group synchrotron beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France. The post will be available initially for a period of 24 months with possible extension to 30 months dependant on continued funding and is based between Liverpool, Warwick and the European Synchrotron. Click here for details.

XMaS is a National Research Facility funded by the UK EPSRC and managed by the Universities of Warwick and Liverpool


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