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Beamline 6-ID-B,C: Resonant and Magnetic Scattering

X-ray Science Division, APS
Physics, Materials Science


6-ID-B,C is the main branch beamline on sector 6. It's primary focus is on magnetic x-ray scattering and general diffraction experiments using a Huber ψ-diffractometer located in the B experimental station. The B station also is equipped with a second diffractometer for scattering in applied magnetic fields (4 Tesla continuous; upto 30 Tesla pulsed).


Supported Techniques

  • Magnetic x-ray scattering
  • Anomalous and resonant scattering (hard x-ray)
  • General diffraction
  • Grazing incidence diffraction

Beamline Controls and Data Acquisition

LINUX workstations running SPEC data acquisition software. EPICS-based control system with VME electronics.


  • NaI, LaCl3 scintillators
  • Ionization chambers
  • Photodiodes
  • Mar345 imaging plate system
  • Pilatus 100k

Additional Equipment

  • Huber ψ-diffractometer
  • 1.7K J-T Displex
  • 4-325K Displex
  • 4 Tesla Magnet for single crystal diffraction
  • pulsed field magnets (30T)
  • High temperature displex (~800K)

Local Contacts

Name PHILIP RYAN (Surface Diffraction)
Phone 630.252.0252
Name JONG-WOO KIM (Magnetic Scattering)
Phone 630.252.0248
Name ZAHIRUL ISLAM (In-Field Scattering, Magnetic Scattering)
Phone 630.252.9252

Beamline Specs


3.3 Undulator (Undulator A)

Monochromator Type


Energy Range

3.2-38 keV

Resolution (ΔE/E)

1 x 10 -4

Flux (photons/sec)

7.1 x 1012 @8 keV

Beam Size (HxV)


1500µm x 150µm


1.5mm x .7mm

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Current Status:

Operational/Accepting General Users

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