at the Advanced Photon Source


Overview of Sector 16

Technical Notes


High-pressure x-ray diffraction in diamond anvil cells with microfocused x-ray beam.  Two independent experimental configurations inlcuding one for in situ laser heating general purpose applications.

General Purpose Table
Laser Heating Table

Established setups for high-pressure inelastic x-ray scattering (1-2 eV resolution) and x-ray emission spectroscopy.

X-ray Raman and Inelastic X-Ray Scattering
X-ray emission spectroscopy

Dedicated to white beam x-ray diffraction and radiography researches of matters under high pressure, the station has two major setups: a Paris-Edinburgh cell (PEC) for samples requiring a large scattering volume, especially, for the high-temperature melt and amorphous structure, and Micro-focused white beam Laue diffraction optimized for high pressure.

Multi-angle energy-dispersive x-ray diffraction
Ultrasonic elastic wave velocity measurement
Falling sphere viscometry
Micro-focused white beam Laue diffraction
PE Press User Manual

High-pressure X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, and X-ray transmission computed tomography.

Beamline overview
Clean-up pinholes
Beam focusing

Other HP Techniques

Recent Facility Enhancements / Technical Developments

Sample Lab

Support Equipment

Detectors available at any HPCAT beamline