Beamline 6-ID-D

Beamline 6-ID-D is operated by the Magnetic Materials Group in the X-ray Science Division (XSD) of the Advanced Photon Source.

This is a high energy (50 - 130 keV) beamline used for structural studies primarily on single crystal materials.

Recent Research Highlights

A New Family of Quasicrystals

June 24, 2013

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University have used the high energy x-rays available on beamline 6-ID-D, to confirm the structure of the only known magnetic rare earth icosahedral binary quasicrystals.

Contacts: Alan Goldman & Paul Canfield - Iowa State Univ. & Ames Lab

Local Contacts:

Douglas Robinson (General Diffraction) 630.252.0247
Chris J. Benmore (Pair Distribution Function) 630.252.4207

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