XMaS Beamline Upgrade (Summer update)
The new control cabin
The section of EH1 being extended (inside view)
The new (white) and old (blue) doors giving access to EH1 (outside view)
Top view of the beamline
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!
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.
XMaS Scientist Experience 2018
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.
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.
XMaS featured in Phys. Rev. Applied
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”
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)
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 flying XMaS diffractometer!
The experimental hutch without the diffractometer …