High pressure diffraction beamline: Xpress

Welcome to Xpress!

 Xpress is a dedicated high pressure diffraction beamline, employing a monochromatic x-ray beam, 25 keV. A PILATUS 3S 6M detector (from DECTRIS) is used to collect the diffraction pattern.  Currently high pressure powder diffraction experiments at ambient temperature could be performed using a variety of diamond anvil cells. Typical pressure range is 0-50 GPa. 

Xpress  beamline was developed from a partnership between Indian scientific community, administered through Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru and Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste.

The beamline capabilities can be useful in investigating a number of interesting research topics in condensed matter physics, material science, chemistry, geophysics, mineralogy etc.

sample chamber (x-ray & optical)


 User area:  Proposal Submission

We invite users and collaborators to discuss their proposals well in advance to enable a careful assessment of the experimental feasibility.  

 When to apply
The Call for Proposals deadline occurs twice a year, typically on March 15 and September 15. The exact dates are advertised on the website of Elettra "Submit a proposal".  

Beamtime proposal submission
Proposals must be uploaded and submitted to the Elettra Virtual Unified Office (VUO). Before writing a proposal, you and your collaborators must register on the VUO

Useful links

Research Fields

Condensed matter physics

  • Superconductivity
  • Strongly correlated electrons


  • Process of mineral origin and formation

Material science

  • New functional properties



  • Novel materials


Ultima modifica il Domenica, 31 Ottobre 2021 14:06