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XMaS Beamline Upgrade (Summer update)

Very active summer with the extension of the experimental hutch (EH1) and the construction of the new control cabin (June-July). From July, painting, installation of all the fluids, electrical and network cables, safety control system etc… Only a few more weeks to go!

Wed 12 September 2018, 13:37 | Tags: xmas BL, ESRF Highlights, ESRF News

XMaS Scientist Experience 2019

Competition details for the 2019 edition of the XMaS Scientist Experience will be announced soon! Please keep checking our website for more information.

Wed 15 August 2018, 15:35 | Tags: xmas BL, XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

XMaS featured in ACS Nano

Abdi-Jalebi M, Pazoki M, Philippe B, Dar MI, Alsari M, Sadhanala A, Divitini G, Imani R, Lilliu S, Kullgren J, Rensmo H, Grätzel M, and Friend RH, 'Dedoping of Lead Halide Perovskites Incorporating Monovalent Cations’

DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b03586 and .pdf

 

 

Wed 15 August 2018, 15:31 | Tags: publications, xmas BL

XMaS Scientist Experience 2018

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We are all back from Grenoble, where we had a great time. Thank you to all the people who helped make this trip memorable for our winners, and to the girls themselves, who were so enthusiastic about science!

We are looking forward to our reunion for the Student Showcase, which will take place at the University of Warwick on Wednesday 12th September 2018.

Tue 10 July 2018, 10:51 | Tags: xmas BL, ESRF News, XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

XMaS featured in the ESRF News for the World Environment Day

The 5th June was the World Environment Day. To celebrate the event, ESRF published an article on photovoltaic cells, which is focused on perovskites studies carried out at the ESRF. One of the cited studies took place at XMaS. The work resulted from a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, University of Oxford, University of Warwick and also the Khalifa University of Science and Technology (formerly Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates). The full article can be viewed here.

Experimental setup for in-situ GI-WAXS and opto-electrical measurements of perovskite solar cells on XMaS. Copyright: Samuele Lilliu.

Mon 11 June 2018, 10:57 | Tags: xmas BL, ESRF Highlights, ESRF News, ESRF Spotlight, outreach

XMaS beamline upgrade (updates)

The work prior to the extension of the experimental hutch is going as planned. The removal of the lead panel is due to start this week.

beamline update

control cabin

No sign of the old control cabin… Direct view on our neighbouring beamline ID29.

Mon 11 June 2018, 10:24 | Tags: xmas BL, ESRF News

XMaS featured in Phys. Rev. Applied

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Belmeguenai M, Roussigné Y, Bouloussa H, Chérif SM, Stashkevich A, Nasui M, Gabor MS, Mora-Hernández A, Nicholson B, Inyang O-O, Hindmarch AT, and Bouchenoire L,“Thickness Dependence of the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction in Co2FeAl Ultrathin Films: Effects of Annealing Temperature and Heavy-Metal Material”

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.9.044044 and .pdf

Fri 25 May 2018, 14:02 | Tags: publications, xmas BL

Bill Stirling made Companion of the order of St Michael and St George

Bill Stirling, the co-originator of the XMaS project with Malcolm Cooper, was awarded the prestigious title of Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to British science and international science collaboration. (credit: David Stirling)

Bill Sterling (Credit: David Stirling)

Thu 24 May 2018, 13:47 | Tags: xmas BL, outreach

XMaS beamline upgrade

May 16th marked the first day of the XMaS beamline upgrade in the context of the ESRF Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS) project. The first part of the XMaS upgrade consists in extending the length of the present experimental hutch by about 4 m to accommodate the new source position in the upgraded storage ring. The new experimental hutch will occupy the space of the present control cabin. The control cabin will subsequently move 4 m back too and be located close to the offline x-ray source facility.

The XMaS diffractometer being craned out of the experimental hutch. First time in 20 years!

The XMaS diffractometer being craned out of the experimental hutch. First time in 20 years!

The flying XMaS diffractometer!

The flying XMaS diffractometer!

The experimental hutch without the diffractometer …

The experimental hutch without the diffractometer …

Mon 21 May 2018, 14:20 | Tags: xmas BL, ESRF Highlights, ESRF News

XMaS takes part in the International Day of Light

On the 16th May the International Day of Light (#IDL2018) was launched at UNESCO in Paris. Lightsources.org organised a PhotoWall with pictures from its member facilities that includes the ESRF. XMaS participated to the event.
For those who did not have the chance to view this special PhotoWall (online at https://lightsources.org/ only until the 21st May 2018), the pictures below showing:
- a panoramic view of the experimental hutch
XMaS, the UK-CRG beamline at the ESRF supported by EPSRC. Credit: O. Bikondoa/ XMaS-ESRF (France)
XMaS, the UK-CRG beamline at the ESRF supported by EPSRC. Credit: O. Bikondoa/ XMaS-ESRF (France)
- some of the beamline equipment:
In-situ photovoltaics fabrication at XMaS/ESRF. Credit: S. Lilliu/ XMaS-ESRF (France)
In-situ photovoltaics fabrication at XMaS/ESRF. Credit: S. Lilliu/ XMaS-ESRF (France)
 
Magnetic WAXS/SAXS setup at XMaS-ESRF. Credit: L. Bouchenoire/ XMaS-ESRF (France)
Magnetic WAXS/SAXS setup at XMaS-ESRF.
Mon 21 May 2018, 13:19 | Tags: xmas BL, ESRF Highlights, ESRF News, ESRF Spotlight

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