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dr Alexey Maximenko
phone: +48 12 664 41 09

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SOLABS (XAS-HN) (under construction)

The bending magnet based beamline SOLABS will be dedicated to investigations by means of absorption spectroscopy in hard X-rays energy range. The beamline will offer measurements at the absorption edges of many elements. The available experimental techniques (XANES / EXAFS) and signal acquisition modes (transmission and fluorescence) will allow to sequentially investigate the local structure of selected elements in the samples of interest. The measurements can be performed regardless the state of aggregation (solid, liquid, gas) or the atomic arrangement (crystalline or amorphous) in the studied samples.

The beamline SOLABS (XAS-HN) is intended for fundamental and applied research in:

  • materials science, physics and chemistry (investigation of alloys, oxidic systems and catalysts, probing of dynamic processes etc.);
  • biomedicine (investigation  of metalloproteins, investigation of  the stability, uptake and therapeutic mechanism of action of inorganic and bio-inorganic drugs etc.),
  • environmental protection (tracking the degree and rate of toxic elements bioaccumulation, as well as the evolution of their chemical and structural state in the chain of transitions from the source of pollution to living organisms).

The project leader, thanks to whom the research infrastructure will be created, is Hochschule Niederrhein, Universtity of Applied Sciences of Germany, while the project partner is the Synchrotron Light Research Institute of Thailand.

The beamline team:

  • dr Alexey Maximenko, the SOLARIS Centre
  • dr Paweł Nita, the SOLARIS Centre
  • dr Henning Lichtenberg, the Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences.

Beamline radiation source: bending magnet
Photon energy range: 1000–12000(15000) eV
Radiation polarisation: linear
End station: for measuring absorption by transmission and fluorescence methods
Research techniques: absorption spectroscopy, XANES, EXAFS.