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 …
XMaS takes part in the International Day of Light
- a panoramic view of the experimental hutch
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)
Magnetic WAXS/SAXS setup at XMaS-ESRF. Credit: L. Bouchenoire/ XMaS-ESRF (France)
Bill Stirling, 30 December 2017
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.
The quinquennial ESRF review of XMaS took place the 7-8 November 2017 followed by a presentation of the beamline to the ESRF Science Advisory Committee (SAC) on Friday 10th November.
XMaS featured on ESRF:
How do nanoparticles gain access into membranes?
Team from Bristol Chemistry Department lead by W. Briscoe working on XMaS
Venue: Scarman House
XMaS featured in the ESRF News (n°71, page 21, December 2015)
Nanotoxicity under the microscope
Charlotte Beddoes and Wuge Briscoe, University of Bristol, UK
XMaS featured in the ESRF News (n°70, page 6, July 2015)
EPN trip tackles gender bias
XMaS featured in the ESRF News (n°70, page 19, July 2015)
Keeping nuclear waste safe
Ross Springell and Sophie Rennie, University of Bristol, UK