Experimental Station 6-2C

Beamline 6-2 is a wiggler end-station beamline dedicated for advanced x-ray spectroscopy and transmission x-ray microscopy. The 6-2 middle hutch is equipped with a 40-crystal non-resonant x-ray Raman scattering, a 7-crystal spectrometer operating on a Rowland circle for x-ray emission spectroscopy and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) measurements, and a 14-crystal high-q XRS spectrometer. The 6-2 back hutch houses a Transmission X-ray Microscope.

Supported Techniques
XANES microscopy
X-ray microscopy
Rapid-scanning x-ray fluorescence imaging; Transmission X-ray Microscopy (TXM)
Main Scientific Disciplines
Environmental Sciences
Materials Sciences
Beam Line Specifications


55-pole, 0.85-Tesla Wiggler, 1.2 mrad acceptance

  Energy Range Resolution ΔE/E Spot Size Flux Angular Acceptance
Focused 2360-17,500 eV ~10-4 0.2 x 0.4 mm ~1013 1.2 mrad



M0 Bent flat single-crystal 
Silicon Rh coated
10-17 keV cutoff, vertically collimating
M1 Bent cylindrical single-crystal
Silicon Rh coated, standard focus
M2 Bent flat 
Zerodur Ni coated 
5 keV cutoff



127 micron Be


Detectors: Single element Vortex detector(s), ionization chambers.

Gas cabinet for hazard gas flow handling.

Other: variable filters to alleviate beam damage.

Back hutch: heater stage and gas cells.

Sample Environment

gas cell, sample heater stages, cryostat

Data Acquisition and Analysis
Beam Line Phone
650-926-5262 . On-site Users: Contact the Duty Operator at 9-926-4040
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Beam Line Engineering Notes

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