LISA beamline

Contact: Francesco d’Acapito

LISA is a synchrotron radiation beamline operative on a bending magnet source of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble (F). The beamline is dedicated to X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy experiments and it covers the energy range of hard X rays from 5 to 90 keV allowing investigations of elements from Titanium to the Actinides.

The main feature of the beamline is the high photon flux (10^10 ph/s on the sample) obtained by an efficient X-ray focusing optics and a high energy resolution (10^-5 ). Instrumentation of LISA includes 2 arrays of High Purity Germanium detectors for the analysis of diluted samples (trace elements, dopants, solutions) and 2 experimental facilities (ReflEXAFS chamber and Grazing Incidence sample manipulator) for the analysis of thin films. Typical limits are 50 ppm for trace elements or 0.3 Monolayers for thin films. Additional apparata (N2 /He cryostat, solid-gas reaction cell)  complete the ancillary equipment of the instrument. The scientific activity at LISA covers a variety  of topics like materials science, physics, chemistry, biophysics and medicine, earth science, environment and cultural heritage.

For more details, please visit the LISA Beamline page at ESRF

Here are the activity reports of the Italian CRG beamline at ESRF