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Beamline 1-BM-B,C: Optics & Detector Testing Beamline

Materials Science, Physics


Beamline 1-BM is used for testing and characterization of optics and detectors. It has both white beam (1-BM-B) and monochromatic beam (1-BM-C) capabilities. In addition, some of the time in 1-BM-B is set aside for energy-dispersive powder diffraction and single crystal Laue measurements. Access to this beam line is currently by collaboration only, please contact local beam line personnel before submitting a proposal.


Supported Techniques

  • Optics testing
  • Detector testing
  • Topography
  • Energy dispersive x-ray diffraction
  • White Laue Single Crystal Diffraction


  • Various, from detector pool

Additional Equipment

  • 6-circle Huber diffractometer

Local Contacts

Phone 630.252.5672
Name JOHN S. OKASINSKI (Energy Dispersive Diffraction)
Phone 630.252.0162
Name ROBERT BRADFORD (Detectors)
Phone 630.252.1683

Beamline Specs


Bending Magnet

Monochromator Type

White beam

Energy Range

50-120 keV

Monochromator Type

Si(111) DCM

Energy Range

6-30 keV

Resolution (ΔE/E)

1.5 x 10 -4

Flux (photons/sec)

9 x 1011 @10 keV

Beam Size (HxV)


80mm x 3mm

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Current Status:

Operational/Accepting General Users

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