9.3.1 AMO, Materials Science

Beamline 9.3.1 Overview







Beamline 9.3.1 is a bend-magnet beamline which provides high-resolution x-ray beams for electron, ion, and x-ray spectroscopy measurements in atomic, molecular, and materials science.

The beamline is built around a double Si (1,1,1) crystal monochromator with a 2.32 to approximately 5.2 keVenergy range. This range includes the K-edges of sulfur and chlorine.  The flux begins to drop off dramatically over 4.8 keV.

The optical design includes two identical, but oppositely defecting, toroidal mirrors positioned symmetrically before and after the monochromator. This approach yields two benefits: high resolution by providing parallel x-rays for diffraction by the Si crystals, and a small beam spot by means of 1:1 focusing of the storage ring source with a minimum of aberrations.

The minimum beam size is better than 0.7 x 1.0 mm, and the position stability is less than 10 micron vertically and 25 microns horizontally. The beamline delivers over 1.3 × 1011 photons/s with a resolving power near 7000.




Beamline 9.3.1 Staff

Wayne C. Stolte Scientist, BL 9.3.1 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 510-486-5804 Web page

Recent Beamline 9.3.1 Publications

  • W.C. Stolte, Z. Felfli, R. Guillemin, G. Öhrwall, S-W Yu, D.W. Lindle, T.W. Gorczyca, N.C. Deb, S.T. Manson, A. Hibbert, and A.Z. Msezane, “Innershell photoionization of atomic chlorine”,  Phys. Rev. A, 88 (2013) 053425
  • R. Guillemin, S. Carniato, L. Journel, W.C. Stolte, T. Marchenko, L. El Khoury, E. Kawerk, M.N. Piancastelli, A.C. Hudson, D.W. Lindle, and M. Simon, “A review of molecular effects in gas-phase KL X-ray emission”,  J. Elect. Spect. Rel. Phen. 188 (2013) 53.
  • G. Conti, A.M. Kaiser, A.X. Gray, S. Nemsak, G.K. Palsson, J. Son, P. Moetakef, A. Janotti, L. Bjaalie, C.S. Conlon, D. Eiteneer, A.A. Greer, A. Keqi, A.Rattanachata, A.Y. Saw, A. Bostwick, W.C. Stolte, A. Gloskovskii, W. Drube, S. Ueda, M. Kobata, K. Kobayashi, C.G. Van de Walle, S. Stemmer, C.M. Schneider, and C.S. Fadley, “Band offsets in complex-oxide think films and heterostructures of SrTiO3/LaNiO3 and SrTiO3/GdTiO3 by soft and hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy”,  J. Appl. Phys. 113 (2013) 143704.
  • I.N. Demchenko, M. Chernyshova, X. He, R. Minikayev, Y. Syryanyy, A. Derkachova, G Derkachov, W.C. Stolte, and H. Liang, “Experimental observation of quantum confinement in the conduction band of PbS quantum dots”, X-ray Spectrom.  42 (2013) 197.
  • S. Carniato, L. Journel, R. Guillemin, M.N. Piancastelli, W.C. Stolte, D.W. Lindle, and M. Simon, “A novel method to derive electronegativity from resonant inelastic X-ray scattering”, submitted to J. Chem. Phys. 137 (2012) 144303.
  • X. He, I.N. Demchenko, W.C. Stolte, A. van Buuren, and H. Liang, “Synthesis and phase transformation of Zn-doped PbS quantum dots”, J. Phys. Chem. C (2012) 116 22001.
  • S. Carniato, P. Selles, L. Journel, R. Guillemin, L. El Khoury, T. Marin, M. Simon, W.C. Stolte, D.W. Lindle, and F. Gel’mukhanov, “Thomson-resonant interference effects in elastic x-ray scattering near the Cl K edge of HCl”, J. Chem. Phys. 137 (2012) 094311.
  • A.F. Lago, R.L. Cavasso-Filho, G.G.B. de Souza, A.C.F. Santos, W.C. Stolte, and A.S. Schlachter, “Anionic and cationic photodissociation study of the chloroform molecule excited in the vicinity of the Cl 1s edge”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 543 (2012) 34.
  • I.N. Demchenko, M. Chernyshova, W.C. Stolte, D.T. Speaks, and A. Derkachova, “Electronic structure of polycrystalline cadmium dichloride studied by X-ray spectroscopies and ab initio calculations”, Materials Chem. Phys. 135 (2012) 1036.
  • R. Guillemin, W.C. Stolte, L. Journel, S. Carniato, M.N. Piancastelli, D.W. Lindle, and M. Simon, “Angular and dynamical properties in resonant inelastic x-ray scattering: Case study of chlorine-containing molecules”, Phys. Rev. A 86 (2012) 013407.

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