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Advanced and Applied X-ray absorption spectroscopy beamlines P64 & P65

DESY, Hamburg


The two beamlines Advanced and Applied X-ray Absoprtion Spectroscopy (XAS) P64/P65 are both dedicated to spectroscopic methods, but specialized for different applications. X-ray absorption spectroscopy is used in various research fields:

Physics: Mixed-valence compounds
Chemistry: Catalysis
Biology: Local environment of active metallic center
Environmental sciences: Fate and state of metallic contaminations
Arts: Composition and aging of paints

To complement each other, the beamlines have a differnt focus. The Advanced XAS beamline P64 offers high flux synchrotron radiation, enabling research on highly diluted samples. Mehtods availbale at P64 include extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS), quick EXAFS (QEXAFS) with temporal resolution between 20-100 ms and dispersive fluorescence X-ray emission spectrometry in von-Hamos geometry (RXES).

P65 is designed to provide beamtime for the type of applications that use X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (XAFS) as an analytical method. It is designed to have a stable, robust and easy to handle standard operating procedures for inexperienced users.

Chemistry and Catalysis, Energy Applications, Environmental Engineering and Recycling, Industrial production and Manufacturing, Metallurgy and Mining, Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials, Surfaces and Interfaces


Oliver Wendt
Industrial Service Manager
+49 (0)40 8998 2838