New Synchrotron Powder Diffraction Facility for Long Duration Experiments

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  • External authors:
  • Claire A. Murray
  • Jonathan Potter
  • Sarah J. Day
  • Annabelle R. Baker
  • Stephen P Thompson
  • Kelly Jones
  • Christopher Morris
  • Chiu C. Tang


A new synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction (SXPD) instrument has been built and commissioned for long duration experiments (LDEs) on beamline I11 at Diamond Light Source. The concept is unique with design features to house multiple experiments running in parallel, in particular with specific stages for sample environments to study slow kinetic systems or processes. With a high brightness X-ray beam and a large area detector, diffraction data from the commissioning work have shown the objectives and criteria are met. Supported by two case studies, the results from months of measurements have demonstrated the viability of this large-scale instrument which is the world’s first dedicated facility for long term studies (weeks to years) using synchrotron radiation.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Applied Crystallography
StatePublished - 2017