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The GALAXIES beamline is dedicated to inelastic x-ray scattering (IXS) and hard x-ray photoemission (HAXPES). These spectroscopic techniques are powerful probes to characterize the electronic properties of materials. The beamline is optimized to operate in the 2.3 et 12 keV energy range with high resolution and micro beam.

Doppler effect: a variation in the infinitely small  

Thanks to an experimental setup unique in the world, a team of researchers from the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry - Matter and Radiation (UMPC /CNRS), the Free University of Berlin in Germany, Uppsala University in Sweden and the SOLEIL Synchrotron, have just shown, microscopically, the importance of the Doppler effect, a phenomenon better known on a macroscopic scale. In their study, published in Nature Communications, they were interested in high-energy electron emissions from single atoms.

[Press release : Doppler effect: a variation in the infinitely small  ]

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GALAXIES is an undulator beamline dedicated to hard x-ray spectroscopy. The main experimental techniques are:
- Inelastic x-ray scattering (IXS)
- Hard x-ray photoemission spectroscopy (HAXPES)
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