XMaS V has launched
£7million funding from EPSRC to grant the UK National Research Facility at the ESRF.
ESRF EBS shutdown (update)
After around 30 years of service, our bending magnet BM28 was extracted on February 11th before being taken apart for recycling. It will be replaced by a much smaller magnet (Short Bend) in June 2020.
|BM28 from the machine side! In the old days, it was called D28. The x-rays used to travel down the tube on the left hand side.||The big blue thing is our long bending magnet|
ESRF EBS shutdown has started
The ESRF EBS shutdown started on 10th December 2018 and will last 20 months to dismantle the old ring, remount the new one and test it. The new BM28 magnet (the short bend) will be install in June 2020. The XMaS users should be able to use the beamline in the autumn.
In the meantime, see a panoramic view of the new control cabin: the offline x-ray source lab (blue door) and small windows looking inside the synchrotron x-ray experimental hutch to the right.
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 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.
XMaS featured in the ESRF Spotlight on Science (n°231, August 2015)
Transfer hydrogenation catalyst deactivation solved through in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy
Bao Nguyen et al., University of Leeds, UK
XMaS featured in the ESRF Spotlight on Science (n°229, June 2015)
Complex modulated magnetism in PrPtAl
Huxley et al., University of Edinburgh, UK