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Jülich Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (JSRL)

Synchrotron radiation provides unique properties, such as high brilliance, wide range of photon energies from the infrared to the hard x-ray regime, deliberate choice of photon polarization, and a flexible time structure.

Jülich Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (JSRL)Copyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich

It allows one to probe the state of matter in great detail and in a way complementary to neutrons. The Jülich activities in this field are coordinated in the Jülich Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (JSRL). Within the JSRL, spectroscopy, microscopy, and scattering experiments at various synchrotron radiation facilities are planned and carried out. It also provides the framework and expertise for the development of new beamlines and experimental concepts, and acts thus as a valuable partner for synchrotron radiation laboratories throughout the world.

At present the JSRL operates beamlines and dedicated experimental endstations at the following light sources:

  • BL5 U-250-PGM at DELTA (Dortmund)
  • UE-56-I PGM at BESSY (Berlin)

In addition, the beamline 6-ID-D at APS (Argonne, USA) was built and is owned by PGI-4.

These beamlines cover more than 4 orders of magnitude in photon energy from 5 eV to 150 keV and permit a wide range of experimental activities:

  • high-resolution photoemission spectroscopy
  • spin-polarized photoemission spectroscopy
  • photoemission microscopy
  • time-resolved photoemission microscopy
  • XUV and X-ray optics and magnetooptics
  • X-ray absorption (XAS) and emission spectroscopy (XES)
  • Resonant and magnetic x-ray scattering
  • X-ray reflectometry
  • X-ray surface diffraction
  • high energy x-ray scattering
  • X-ray small angle scattering