Experimental Station 11-3

BL11-3 is used for diffraction experiments using a large area detector. It is used for fast data collection when angular (Q space) resolution is not necessary. It is used for rapid screening of samples, study of texture and strain, and preliminary characterization of thin films and multi-layers. Also because of fast data collection rate, it is often used for study of kinetics of chemical reactions. It can accommodate several different types of sample stages and has a built-in motorized xyz state. The main user communities are materials science, environmental science and archaeometry.

Supported Techniques
X-ray diffraction
X-ray scattering
Main Scientific Disciplines
Environmental Sciences
Materials Sciences
Beam Line Specifications


26-pole, 2.0-Tesla ID Side Station

  Energy Range Resolution ΔE/E Spot Size Flux Angular Acceptance
Focused 12735 eV ~5 x 10-4 3.1 x 0.15mm
Usable 0.15 x 0.15mm



Single-crystal Si, Rh-coated - vertically focusing mirror




Standard detector: MAR345 Imaging Plate - 345 mm diameter: read-out time ~60-90 sec.

Sample Environment


Data Acquisition and Analysis

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X-ray Data Booklet

Beam Line Phone
650-926-8656. On-site Users: Contact the Duty Operator at 9-926-4040
Beam Line Contact
Beam Line Engineering Notes

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