Hutch B:

The first experimental hutch is optimised for transmission and fluorescence XAS on "standard samples" in standard sample holders. This hutch supports the use of three ionization chambers, a multi-element solid state Ge fluorescence detector, a PIPS detector, soller slits and filters, a fast beam shutter, a 10K cryostat, and a room temperature sample stage. In order to use this experimental hutch, samples / environments must fit within our cryostat or our room temperature sample stage. There is also a harmonic rejection mirror sitting on the optical table for use at energies below the Fe K-edge.

Hutch C:

The second experimental hutch is designed to allow "non-standard samples" in non-standard sample holders / user supplied sample environments. The hutch is currently available for transmission type experiments, including the use of our in-situ heater. If you seek to use this hutch you must contact us well in advance of any proposal deadline to establish technical feasibility. The optical table currently has three ionization chambers, a set of slits, and motorised stages for user-supplied equipment. Note that there is no harmonic rejection mirror available in this hutch and as such only experiments at the Fe K-edge and above are possible (> 7 keV).


  • Standard samples: e.g. powders, films, or liquids that fit in our standard sample holders.
  • Non-standard samples: e.g. large, fragile, radioactive, or bio-hazards that do not fit in our standard sample holders, and would often be mounted in user-supplied sample environments.