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Robl (synchrotron radiation beamline for radiochemistry and material resaerch)


The Rossendorf Beamline (ROBL) is a synchrotron radiation beamline located at the bending magnet port BM20 of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France. The two alternatively operating experimental end-stations are dedicated to radiochemistry (RCH) and materials research (MRH). The RCH allows performing X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) experiments on solid and liquid samples containing radionuclides, in particular actinides, with a maximum activity of 185 MBq. Depending on their concentration, the XAS measurements can be done in transmission or fluorescence modes. Several sample holders and a helium cryostat for low-temperature measurements are available. Certain chemical sample manipulations are possible inside the glove box before or during the XAS measurements. In Europe, ROBL is the only end-station dedicated to XAS experiments (EXAFS/XANES) on radioactive samples. In MRH, a high-duty six-circle goniometer allows performing X-ray diffraction studies on thin films, powders or liquids as well as reflectometry experiments. Special sample chambers (in situ magnetron sputtering, high temperature) with a weight of up to 15 kg can be mounted at the goniometer.

Beam time applications must be submitted electronically (see The deadline for the current call is April 30, 2002

Project Manager:
Dr. Norbert Schell, ROBL-CRG at ESRF, B.P. 220, F - 38043 Grenoble Cedex, France
Tel: +33-4-76882367
Fax: +33-4-76882505

Funding Scheme

LFC - Access to Research Infrastructures



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