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Beamline 11-ID-C: High-energy Diffraction Beamline

Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics


11-ID-C is a fixed, high-energy beamline operating at 105.091 keV. It is used for diffraction measurements on both crystalline and amorphous materials using a 2D area detection primarily for structural studies or exploration of phase changes. A wide array of ancillary equipment may be used, in some cases in combination.


Supported Techniques

  • High-energy x-ray diffraction
  • Diffuse x-ray scattering
  • Pair distribution function

Beamline Controls and Data Acquisition

QXRD for data acquisition  


  • Ionization chambers
  • Perkin Elmer amorphous silicon detector

Additional Equipment

  • High-energy diffractometer
  • Cryostream (80-400K)
  • Cryostat (10-700K)
  • Sample levitator
  • 7 tesla cryomagnet

Local Contacts

Name YANG REN (Structural studies of solids)
Phone 630.252.0363
Name OLAF J. BORKIEWICZ (PDF measurements and non-ambient diffraction measurements)
Phone 630.252.7957
Phone 630.252.2797

Beamline Specs

Source (upstream)

3.3 Undulator (Undulator A)

Source (downstream)

2.3 Undulator

Monochromator Type

Laue Si(311) 1.8 deg fixed

Energy Range

105.1- keV

Resolution (ΔE/E)

5 x 10 -3

Flux (photons/sec)

1 x 1011 @105.1 keV

Beam Size (HxV)


.2mm x .2mm

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Current Status:

Operational/Accepting General Users

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