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2019 XMaS Newsletter is out!

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Thu 20 Feb 2020, 11:29 | Tags: xmas BL, newsletter, outreach

XMaS featured in Catalysis Science & Technology

Newton MA, Ferri D, Mulligan CJ, Alxneit I, Emerich H,Thompson PBJ and Hii KKM
‘In situ study of metal leaching from Pd/Al2O3 induced by K2CO3


Thu 20 Feb 2020, 11:27 | Tags: publications, xmas BL, outreach

Beamtime applications: deadline for proposals is 1st April 2020

Applications for both ESRF and XMaS CRG beamtime are to be submitted electronically (the paper versions are not acceptable) by following the hyperlink here

Fri 17 Jan 2020, 09:27 | Tags: xmas BL

User Meeting - Registrations Open

Our next User Meeting will take place at the University of Warwick on Wednesday 27th November 2019.

For information and registration, please click here

Wed 09 Oct 2019, 10:53 | Tags: xmas BL, conferences, outreach

Beamline upgrade (over summer 2019)

Time to move the 16 m of lead tubes between the Optics Hutch and the Experimental Hutch! How did we do this? With car transmission jacks, hey! The tubes moved between 12 cm at one end and up to 17cm at the other end... Now awaiting the lead walls to be modified to install the last 2 tubes at each end.

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Almost finished moving the last tube in the right place... Job done! The tubes a hell of a long way!
In the meantime, we used our painting skills to refresh the floor of the Optics Hutch to give it a younger look after 20 years of good service! Next: drill the holes to move the equipment to its new position...
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Before taking out the slits and the toroidal mirror. Only the monochromator vessel left in the hutch... After: freshly painted floor.
img5 Progress also on the Front End side. The adaptation chamber and the first valve were mounted. We cannot see the inside of the tunnel anymore! The machine is now baking that first section. Funny smell in the ring...
Tue 10 Sep 2019, 13:31 | Tags: xmas BL, ESRF News

XMaS featured in Science Trends

Click here for full article.

Thu 06 Jun 2019, 15:39 | Tags: publications, xmas BL, outreach

XMaS featured in Philosophical Transactions A

Want to learn about 'XMaS @ the ESRF'? How the project started 25 years ago, the science being done there and how the beamline will evolve with the ESRF-EBS source? This article was part of the UKSR50 celebration.

XMaS featured in Philosophical Transactions A

Link for UKSR50:

Tue 30 Apr 2019, 15:39 | Tags: publications, xmas BL, outreach

XMaS featured in SciVPro

All you need to know about back-contact photovoltaic!

A 32 min video interview of Prof. Sir Richard Friend et al. (University of Cambridge) published in Scientific Video Protocols (SciVPro)*. The data discussed during Dr Abdi-Jalebi and Alsari’s interview (12-18’) were collected on XMaS.

* SciVpro is the first full open-access peer-reviewed video journal.


Prof. Sir Richard Friend (left) - Dr Abdi-Jalebi and Alsari (right)

Thu 25 Apr 2019, 11:56 | Tags: xmas BL, outreach

Beamline upgrade -28/03/2019

The modification of the lead panel to accommodate the new beam position with the new EBS source will start soon. Our new x-ray beam will move ~17 cm towards the wall (to the left). Also time also to clear up and upgrade our control electronics! Bye bye DPAPs! 30 years of ESRF electronics going to the skip…

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BEFORE removing S4 slits vessel AFTER removing S4 slits vessel
cable jungle Old DPAPs
Beamline jungle of cables… Old DPAPs after 20 years of service….
Thu 28 Mar 2019, 10:10 | Tags: xmas BL, ESRF News

Beamline upgrade - 21/03/2019

D-day for departure. Bon voyage to Huber Diffraktionstechnik and see you back next year!

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Thu 21 Mar 2019, 14:04 | Tags: xmas BL, ESRF News

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