Experimental Station 13-3

BL 13 is an elliptical polarized undulator (EPU) beamline. Incident photon energy range of BL 13-3 lies from 230 eV to 1400 eV, which covers C, O, F K-edges, 3d transition metal L-edges, 4f rare-earth element M-edges. Furthermore, EPU generated linearly (vertical, horizontal) and circularly (left, right) polarized incident photon enables polarization analysis.

In general, this BL 13-3 branch is optimized for X-ray scattering techniques such as Resonant Soft X-ray Scattering (RSXS) and Coherent X-ray Image (CXI). RSXS end-station is equipped with a limited angle 4-circle goniometer with 3-axes sample translator. Schottky barrier photodiodes and Channeltron are used for detectors with a variable slit set. A motion of detector angle goes up to ~170° (depending on detector setup). CXI end-station is equipped with a 2D CCD detector with 3-axes sample translator. Both end-stations are doable to cooling down using open-circle liquid helium cryostat, which enables sample temperature down to ~ 25 K. Also, both end-stations are operating under UHV condition. Additionally, X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) measurement can be simultaneously performed by the drain current (total electron yield, TEY), during the scattering measurement.

Supported Techniques
Coherent soft x-ray scattering
Soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy
Resonant soft x-ray scattering (RSXS)
Main Scientific Disciplines
Materials Sciences
Beam Line Specifications


26-pole elliptical polarizing undulator (EPU), 0.25 mrad acceptance

  Energy Range Resolution ΔE/E Spot Size Flux (ph/sec)
unfocused 230 - 1400 eV 1 X 10-4 0.02 X 0.5 mm2 1 X 1012



  • Horizontal flat followed by a vertical sphere, both Pt coated
  • Monochromator: Spherical Grating Monochrometer (SGM)
    • 300 l/mm, Ni coated
    • 600 l/mm, Ni coated
    • 1100 l/mm, Pt coated
  • M3: Horizontal focusing mirror
  • 13-3 M2 mirror: Vertical refocusing mirror




- RSXS -

  • Diffractometer: 4-circle goniometer (limited angle chi/phi angle)
  • Janis Liq-He cryostat
  • Detector: Hamamatsu GaAsP photodiode, SJUTS channeltron

- CXI -

  • in vacuum x,y,z sample translator
  • Janis Liq-He cryostat
  • Detector: Princeton Invaccum CCD
Sample Environment

- RSXS -

  • UHV compatible
  • Sample temperature: 30 - 400 K
  • Sample size: ≤ 5 X 5 mm2
  • Reflection mode

- CXI -

  • UHV compatible
  • Sample temperature: 30 - 400 K
  • Sample size: ≤ 5 X 5 mm2
  • Transmission mode
Data Acquisition and Analysis
  • SPEC
Beam Line Phone
Beam Line Contact
Beam Line Engineering Notes

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