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Synthesizing new materials and preserving them at PT conditions where they can be studied in detail can present serous challenge. For example some metal hydrides, which exhibit high temperature...

New HPCAT Laue micro-diffraction setup at APS 16-BM-B beamline

1.5 (V) x 10 (H) µm FWHM Focus Project - The scattering cross-section for X-ray Raman is orders of magnitude smaller than diffraction.  This presents significant...

Faster operation with MAR345S - The MAR345S, a new version of mar345 image plate detector equipped with fast-mode controller, has been commissioned at 16-BM-D station and improved...

Expanded flyscan capabilities at HPCAT - Dedicated hardware and software for high-speed, high-precision scanning ‘on-the-fly’ have now been deployed at all of HPCAT...

High resolution radioscope - Recently a new high-precision radioscope was designed, assembled, and commissioned at station 16-ID-B.  New features include a CCD camera with...

Reconfiguration of the laser heating system - The on-line laser heating system has been reconfigured to accommodate the modification of the high energy monochromator at the 16-ID-...

The diffraction beamline (16-ID-B) monochromotor has been modified to offer a significant increase in the maximum energy range up to 60 keV, and a substantial increase...

As we seek to explore the properties of materials under extreme conditions, the high pressure spectroscopy station (16-ID-D) has commissioned a new focusing mirror system.  Near the middle of...

HPCAT recently installed and commissioned a compact Kirkpatrick-Baez (KB) mirror assembly capable of delivering the smallest, most tightly focused beam yet at HPCAT’s General Purpose Table (...

To improve collection efficiency in x-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) experiments, we have designed and commissioned a seven-element analyzer XES spectrometer at 16 ID-D of HPCAT. The spectrometer...

HPCAT recently developed and commissioned a compact, high precision, high speed sample positioning system.  The core components of the system include four precision DC servomotor stages with...

We have developed a technique for studying oxide-and-water interfaces under hydrothermal conditions up to 350 °C and 20 MPa. In-situ high-resolution x-ray reflectivity (HRXR) under such...

A laser drill system has been recently constructed and made operational for routine use at HPCAT since February 2014. The new drill system uses a pulsed laser of 400ps pulse duration, ablating...