The AU-AMO beam line on ASTRID2
The AU-AMO beamline uses synchrotron radiation from an undulator source in the 3rd generation ring, ASTRID2. A collimated beam plane grating monochromator provides photons in the energy range of 5 to 150 eV and the design allows the beamline to operate in two modes, one where a high resolution of the photons is required (resolving power of ~10,000 with a flux of 1012 photons/sec) and the other where high flux is required (1014 photons/sec with a resolving power of 100).
The main use of this beamline is for experiments in a new specialised electrostatic storage ring for the study of photo-physics of molecular ions. A novel dedicated ion-beam end station will allow for either merged- or crossed-beams experiments with a stored beam of fast-moving ions. It is also possible to study photons interacting with ions stored in an rf trap. The end station will offer several detection schemes, including, momentum-resolved measurements of both charged and neutral fragments as well as electrons. Click here to read more about the electrostatic storage ring.
A branchline on the AU-AMO beamline allows the study of the kinetics of folding of samples, through the measurement of rapid Synchrotron Radiation Circular Dichroism (rSRCD). You can read more about the rSRCD branchline here.
The technical details of the beam line can be found on the AU-AMO optical specification page.
For further information on and access to X-ring on the AU-AMO beamline please contact:
For further information on and access to the rSRCD branchline please contact:
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Last Modified 02 August 2019