Materials structure science beamlines

Structural studies to elucidate the origin of physical properties

X-ray diffractometers and 8T superconducting magnet at BL-3A


Structural study is quite important issues to elucidate the physical properties of materials. Especially in strongly correlated electron system, not only the crystal structure but also the charge, orbital, and spin structures are important parameters to understand the physical properties microscopically. For such studies, specially designed x-ray diffractometers are used depending on the measurements.

Resonant X-ray scattering is an unique technique to be able to detect the spatial ordering of charge, orbital and spin degrees of freedom. There the X-ray absorption of the target ion (K-edge, L-edge, M-edge, and so on) is utilized. By using synchrotron radiation with the X-ray energy tunability, such experiments could be performed for the first time.

External field effects such as colossal magnetoresistance and magnetoelectic effects are notable phenomenon in strongly correlated electron system. At BL-3A, there is a diffractometer with a superconducting magnet (< 7.5 T) to investigate the magnetic field effect.


BL-3A,BL- 4C, BL-6C, BL-8A, BL-8B, BL-10A

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