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Beamline 7-ID-B,C,D: Time Resolved Scattering and Spectroscopy

Materials Science, Atomic Physics, Chemistry


Beamline 7-ID is dedicated to time-resolved research, particularly, pump-probe experiments requiring ultrafast and high-intensity lasers.  Access for time-resolved spectroscopy and imaging is generally via collaboration.


Supported Techniques

  • Time-resolved x-ray scattering
  • Time-resolved x-ray absorption fine structure
  • Phase contrast imaging

Beamline Controls and Data Acquisition

EPICS based beam line control system using SPEC data acquisition software.


  • NaI scintillation
  • Ionization chambers
  • Various CCD detectors
  • Avalanche photodiodes
  • Pixelated photon-counting area detector

Additional Equipment

  • Huber 6-circle goniometer
  • KB mirrors
  • 1 KHz, 2.5W Ti:Sapphire 40 fs laser

Local Contacts

Name HAIDAN WEN (Time-Resolved X-ray Diffraction Microscopy)
Phone 630.252.0278
Name DONALD WALKO (Pump-Probe Diffraction)
Phone 630.252.0271
Name JIN WANG (Ultrafast Imaging)
Phone 630.252.9125

Beamline Specs


3.3 Undulator (Undulator A)

Monochromator Type


Energy Range

6-21 keV

Resolution (ΔE/E)

5 x 10 -5

Flux (photons/sec)

3 x 1012 @14 keV

Beam Size (HxV)


10µm x 10µm


.5mm x .5mm

For additional information see:

Current Status:

Operational/Accepting General Users

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