VerSoX B07-B: A new beamline for high-throughput XPS and ambient pressure XAS
|Starts:||13:00 24 Nov 2021|
|Ends:||14:00 24 Nov 2021|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Photon Science Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr. David Grinter|
Join us for this PSI seminar with guest speaker Dr. David Grinter. Dr. Grinter will present a new beamline at Diamond Light Source, B07-B, dedicated to soft X-ray spectroscopy under widely varying experimental conditions. B07-B shares a bending magnet source with the Ambient Pressure XPS beamline (VerSoX B07-C)1 but has completely separate optics and control systems allowing simultaneous independent operation of the two beamlines. It is equipped with two experimental endstations: ES-1 for high-throughput XPS measurements under UHV conditions with full sample preparation facilities and automated sample transfers; and ES-2 for ambient X-ray absorption spectroscopy of gas, liquid and solid samples. The beamline covers a wide photon energy range from 40-2200 eV, and has demonstrated a resolving power >30000 during commissioning, with a beam size ~200 x 200 ?m2.
Since May 2021, science commissioning user groups have been accepted from diverse fields including heterogeneous catalysis, organic electronics, advanced functional materials for CO2 capture, paints and coatings, batteries (including in-situ electrochemical cells) and enzyme polymer degradation.
In this talk, Dr. Grinter will present the experimental opportunities available at the beamline and endstations along with a discussion of the commissioning and optimisation processes.
This event will be taking place online and furthers details about the event and how to join will be made available shortly.
Dr. David Grinter
Organisation: Diamond Light Source
Biography: David Grinter is currently a beamline scientist at the VerSoX beamline at Diamond Light Source, (UK) where he has spent the past 4 years building a new beamline (B07-B) for ambient pressure X-ray absorption and high-throughput X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Prior to his appointment at Diamond, Dave held post-doctoral positions at Brookhaven National Laboratory (NY, USA) in the Chemistry department, working with Jose Rodriguez in the Catalysis: Structure & Reactivity Group and as part of the Thornton group at University College London (UK), where he also received his PhD. His research interests include the study of the atomic scale surface structure and reactivity of oxides and nanomaterials for applications in energy generation and catalysis, and the implementation and development of novel cutting-edge microscopic and spectroscopic experimental techniques.
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