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Description
The objectives of this project are to design and install at the SOLEIL synchrotron radiation source a metrology test facility for the R&D of optical components and detectors. We propose to build, on a bending magnet, three optical branches dedicated to VUV, soft X-rays and hard X-rays energy ranges to cover few eV to 28 keV. This installation will first address the needs of the SOLEIL experimental groups (Optics and Detectors) and will be used by a large community.This beamline will also be valuable as a general-purpose beamline to prepare, test and set up a wide range of experiments.

Several problems will be studied at VUV or X-ray wavelengths: reflectivity measurements or gratings diffraction efficiency, scattering measurements and performance test of optical components. The use of X-ray beams for the characterization of optical surface shapes is also considered.

This project is build in collaboration with the Laboratoire National d’Essais (LNE)) and the CEA DIF. For the LNE, the metrology beamline of SOLEIL could become the national primary standard source. For the CEA DIF, the use of this beamline is very important to characterize with very high accuracy all diagnostics design for the Megajoule laser.

Technical data
Energy range
 
 

Few eV to 28 keV monochromatic + access to white beam radiation

Resolution    
Source
 
  Bending Magnet D05-1°
Polarization   linear
 
Spot size  
Optics  

TGM Monochromator for the  VUV Branch (few eV – 90 eV)

VLS PGM Monochromator for the  XUV Branch (30 eV – 1.9 keV)

2-crystal fixed exit DCM (Si 111 + Multilayer grating) Hard X-ray Branch
Flux   
Detectors   Si diodes
Instrument   Goniomètre deux ou trois axes sous vide
Table optique pour la branche X durs
     
 
Scientific Opportunities

The objectives of this project is to design and install at the SOLEIL synchrotron radiation source a metrology test facility for the R&D of optical components and detectors and to develop new instrumentation.

 

Beamline Status :

The beamline is open to general users. Most of the instrumentation is operational. Some less demanded configurations are still under commissioning.

 

Contacts
Pascal MERCERE Tel: +33(0)1-69 35 96 63
Fax: +33-(0)1-69 35 94 56
 
pmercere@synchrotron-soleil.fr
Bruno LAGARDE Tel: +33(0)1-69 35 97 26
Fax: +33-(0)1-69 35 94 56
 
blagarde@synchrotron-soleil.fr
François POLACK Tel: +33(0)1-69 35 96 06
Fax: +33-(0)1-69 35 94 56
 
polack@synchrotron-soleil.fr
Synchrotron SOLEIL
L'orme des Merisiers
Saint-Aubin - BP 48
91192 GIF-sur-YVETTE CEDEX

 

 

Employment
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 Beamline scientific articles

Highlights :

 Baseline data, fundamental for X-ray studies, widely revisited 

 DISCO - METROLOGIE : Deep photodynamic therapy: a nanoflash-light to activate drugs in solid tumors

 X-ray phase Imaging
 

Preliminary Project

 The pole of METROLOGY
of SOLEIL
 (in French)

 Download diagram
of the energy ranges

 Beamline description 

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