Jun 13 – 19, 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
Welcome to the 2015 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2015!

The Brockhouse X-ray Diffraction and Scattering Sector at the Canadian Light Source

Jun 17, 2015, 7:06 PM
CCIS Ground Floor PCL lounge (University of Alberta)

CCIS Ground Floor PCL lounge

University of Alberta

Poster (Non-Student) / affiche (non-étudiant) Instrumentation and Measurement Physics / Physique des instruments et mesures (DIMP-DPIM) DIMP Poster Session with beer / Session d'affiches, avec bière DPIM


Ariel Gomez (Canadian Light Source)


The status of the construction of the Brockhouse X-Ray Diffraction and Scattering Sector, at the Canadian Light Source, will be discussed. The sector will be in operation in 2017 and will support a diverse, active and successful community of Canadian and international materials scientists. The instrumentation will meet their diverse needs by providing excellent performance over a broad x-ray energy range from 5 to 94 keV. To achieve this, three beamlines will be sourced by two complementary insertion devices: a small gap undulator and a small gap permanent magnet wiggler. The undulator will source a high brilliance, low energy beamline (5-21 keV) that will be dedicated to diffraction, resonant and inelastic scattering and SAXS/WAXS experiments. The divergent x-ray beam produced by the wiggler will be divided by two side-bounce monochromators into two independent diffraction beamlines. One of them will be a low energy beamline (7-22 keV) and will be used for high-resolution powder diffraction, microcrystal crystallography and reciprocal space mapping. The second wiggler beamline will be a high energy one (20-94 keV) and will be dedicated to diffraction and scattering under extreme conditions and high-resolution pair distribution function measurements. Details of the performance and capabilities of each experimental end-station will be shown.

Primary author

Ariel Gomez (Canadian Light Source)


Dr Beatriz Diaz (Canadian Light Source) Stefan Kycia (University of Guelph)

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