X-Ray Fluorescence

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Welcome to the X-Ray Fluorescence beamline!

X-Ray Fluorescence is a highly versatile beamline developed by Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste and operated in partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The high-intensity, tuneable X-ray beam, coupled with the high resolving power of the crystal monochromators and with the motorized stages for sample and detectors movement offers the synergistic application of X-Ray Spectrometry, Spectroscopy and Reflectometry techniques.

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The Elettra 3rd generation synchrotron source will soon be replaced by the new Elettra 2.0 diffraction limited storage ring source.
Among the new hard-X-ray beamlines using in-vacuum undulators, µ-XRF will replace the current XRF beamline. The great amend of this new beamline will be the higher X-ray brilliance and the new optical scheme providing a micro metric x-ray beam spot. Future studies probing lateral “heterogeneities” with a micrometric spatial resolution, impossible to achieve at the current beamline, will be possible at the μ-XRF beamline at Elettra 2.0.

Our upgrade plan will be presented to and discussed with our key users and colleagues from other facilities during a workhop. This event will focus on the present needs and future perspectives of our users community over diverse scientific domains, including modern technology, energy devices, environment, geology, cultural heritage, health, etc.

To find out more, check out the workshop webpage.




Users Area

Call for proposals: next deadline to be announced

Proposal Submission

Collaborators and users are invited to contact the beamtime scientists well in advance of the proposal submission deadline to discuss their proposals. This is of great importance to ensure the overall feasibility of their experiments and a clear assessment of the technical requirements. In some cases, feasibility tests can be organized. For more information, please visit the XRF beamline users' corner or the User Area.

Experimental chambers may be temporarily accommodated at the beamline to make use of the monochromatic beam (3.7-14 keV). For more information, please contact the beamline scientists.

Proposals may be submitted either via the Elettra Virtual User Office, or via the Way for Light portal.

Did you know?

Users from developing countries can benefit from IAEA technical support (proposal writing, data acquisition and analysis) for further information visit: www.iaea.org



New instrument under commissioning...

March 2023 -  Something new has been installed on the experimental end station and it is currenlty under commisioning. Further information will follow soon: stay tuned!

X-ray Standing Waves

June 2022 - The XRF beamlines has undergone a major upgrade: now EXAFS scans can be carried out at constant q, exploiting X-ray Standing Waves and providing the additional advantage of depth sensitivity to the elemental selectivity of XAS!

Last Updated on Friday, 11 August 2023 10:06