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The XRD2 beamline an experimental station dedicated to X-ray Diffraction techniques in the hard x-rays range (3 to 17 keV). Several kinds of measurements can be carried out in this beamline, both in monocrystalline or policrystalline samples and thin films with Grazing-Incidence Diffraction (GID), Grazing-Incidence Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS) and in-plane diffraction. Applications include crystallographic characterization of monocrystals at low temperatures (2K-400K), microscopic magnetism, orbital ordering studies, and characterization of thin films, quantum dots and heterostructures.


XRD2 source is a 1.67T bending magnet. The diffraction beamline has a versatile 6+2 circles diffractometer allowing to perform a wide range of diffraction/scattering techniques on different sample environments like: furnaces (< 1000°C), cryojet (> 85 K), humidity (or gas flux) chambers and more recently gas/liquid interfaces on a Langmuir trough. The optics is composed by a Rh-coated vertical-focusing mirror and a sagittal-focusing Si 111 double-crystal monochromator. It provides a 0.5 mm x 1.5 mm focus at the sample position with tunable monochromatic beam ranging from 5 to 15 keV.


Some of the usual experiments are multiple x-ray diffraction of single crystals, x-ray reflectometry, reciprocal space mapping of thin films (epitaxial, polycrystalline, textured), grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering (GISAXS) and diffraction (GID) in supported nanoparticles or gas/liquid interfaces. Phase identification and depth profile of metallurgical alloys.


Beamline Email:

Beamline Telephone Number: +55 19 3512 1130


Coordinator: Márcio Medeiros Soares

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Telephone Number: +55 19 3518 2496


For more information on the Beamline Team, check out the Beamline Team’s page here



SRCBending Magnet0.000Bending Magnet D10 exit A (4°), 1.67T, 0.87mm x 0.17mm
S1White Beam Slits5.995-
M1Cylindrical Vertical Focusing Mirror7.048Rh coated, RT=?, $ \theta$ = 20mrad
DCMDouble Crystal Monochromator8.749Water-cooled Si (111), Sagitally bent
S2Monochromatic Beam Slits14.690-
S3Sample Slits17.100-
ESExperimental Station17.478-


ParameterValueObs. | Condition
Energy range [keV]5-15-
Energy resolution [$ \Delta$E/E]$ 8 \times 10^{-4}$-
Beam size at sample [$ \rm mm^{2}$, FWHM]0.5x1.58 keV, vertical and horizontal focus at sample
Beam divergence at sample [$ \rm mrad^{2}$, FWHM]0.6x58 keV, vertical and horizontal focus at sample
Flux density at sample [ph/s/$ \rm mm^{2}$/100mA]$ 5.26 \times 10^{10}$8 keV at sample


Diffractometer6+2 circlesHuber 92784Circles: 4 sample (open eulerian cradle); 2 detector; +2 crystal analyzer; +1 incident angle ($ \pm$ 5°)Huber
Furnaces-F300C300 to 570K Temp. Rate: up to 20K/min Temp. control: 0.1KLNLS in-house development
Furnaces-F1000300 to 1270K Temp. Rate: up to 20K/min Temp. control: 1KLNLS in-house development
Cryogenic-Cryojet5120 to 450K (shared instrument)Oxford
DetectorPunctualCyberstarx1000$ \phi$=30mm, Ti-doped NaI (NaI(TI)), $ 10^6$-
DetectorLinearMythen 1kTotal 1280 pixel with $ 50 \mu m$ each, 2kHz frame rate (shared instrument)Dectris
DetectorLinearMythen 1kTotal 1280 pixel with $ 50 \mu \rm m$ each, 2kHz frame rate (shared instrument)Dectris
DetectorAreaPilatus 100k172x172 $ \mu \rm m^{2}$ pixel area, 487x192 pixel matrixDectris
DetectorAreaPilatus 300k172x172 $ \mu \rm m^{2}$ pixel area, 487x619 pixel matrix (shared instrument)Dectris
Langmuir troughLiquid surface analysis602A62500 $ \rm mm^{2}$, 350 ml, 500mm x 125mm x 3mmNima



The beamline is controlled by the use of EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System) running on a PXI from National Instruments. All data acquisition and instrumentation use are done using Psic mode on SPEC (software for instrumentation control and data acquisition in X-ray diffraction experiments from Certified Science Software). Some graphical interfaces and beamline devices can be controlled on CSS (Control System Studio).




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XRD2: Visão Geral / Overview

Visão geral da cabana experimental da linha XRD2 com difratômetro de 6+2 círculos ao centro.

Overview of the XRD2 experimental hutch with 6+2 circles difractometer at center.

XRD2: Detalhe do Arranjo Experimental / Detail of Experimental Setup

Detalhe do arranjo experimental da XRD2 com amostra no círculo de Euler e fendas anti-espalhamento Xenocs com janela de mica ao fundo.

Detail of XRD2 experimental setup with sample on Eulerian cradle and Xenocs scatterless slits with mica window at background.

XRD2: Detectores / Detectors

Detectores Pilatus100K e Pilatus300K (partilhado).

Pilatus100K and Pilatus300K (shared) detectors.

XRD2: Fornos / Furnaces

Fornos F900C e F300C com janela em Kapton.

F900C and F300C furnaces with Kapton window.

XRD2: Cuba de Langmuir / Langmuir Trough

Cuba de Langmuir e espelho defletor usados no experimento de espalhamento em superfícies líquidas.

Langmuir trough and downward deflecting mirror used for scattering experiments at liquid surface.