The HPCAT 16BM-B beamline is dedicated to white beam x-ray diffraction and radiography researches of matters under high pressure. The station is equipped with a Paris-Edinburgh cell (PEC) for samples requiring a large scattering volume, especially, for the high-temperature melt and amorphous structure.



Phone:  (630) 252-1916

Beamline scientists:
Yoshio Kono (PEC)
Phone: (630) 252-4078     E-mail:
Dmitry Popov (Laue)
Phone: (630) 252-7106      E-mail:
Changyong Park
Phone: (630) 252-0477      E-mail:

Major BM-B features:

Feature Description
Source Bending magnet
White Beam  
Monochromator channel-cut Si-111
Energy Range 5-70 keV for focused beam; 5-120 keV for parallel beam
Beam Size and Focusing Optics 5 μm (H) x 5 μm (V) FWHM for focused beam with 200 mm Rh-coated Si KB-type mirror;  50 μm x 50 μm (slit-limited) to 1 mm x 1 mm for parallel beam (slit-limited)
Established Techniques PEC
Liquid Viscosity Measurement
Multi-Angle Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffraction
Ultrasonic Elastic Wave Velocity Measurement
White Beam Radiography
Micro White Beam Laue Diffraction
Detectors  Ge Solid State Detector
Support Equipments Paris-Edinburgh type large volume press with resistive heating capacity (PE anvils, 8V-220A power supplier; temperature and pressure range up to 2200 K and 7 GPa)
CCD Camera (Prosilica GE1380)
High-speed camera (Photron 9A3)
On-line Ruby/Microscope system (in-situ pressure marker) for DAC
Diaphragm (membrane) or gear-box system











Beamline techniques

Operation manual

  • 16BM-B Manual  (coming soon)

Data evaluation software

PEC Workshop 2013