Beamline 4-ID-D

Beamline 4-ID-D is operated by the Magnetic Materials Group in the X-ray Science Division (XSD) of the Advanced Photon Source.

It's primary research focus is on magnetic spectroscopy measurements at energies between 2.5 and 30 keV. 

  • X-ray magnetic circular dichroism.
  • Magnetic x-ray scattering.
  • X-ray magnetic reflectivity studies.

Recent Research Highlights

Pressure-Tuning the Quantum Phase Transition in a Model 2-D Magnet

April 11, 2012

Researchers using high-resolution x-ray scattering on beamlines 4-ID-D and 6-ID-B have demonstrated how pressure can be used to dial-in different magnetic states in a two-dimensional magnetic material, SrCu2(BO3)2.

Contacts: Sara Haravifard & Tom Rosenbaum -Univ. of Chicago

Local Contacts:

Daniel Haskel (XMCD, High Pressure) 630.252.7758
Yejun Feng (Magnetic Scattering, High-Pressure) 630.252.7780
Yongseong Choi (Magnetic Reflectivity, XMCD) 630.252.2271

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