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The 6-BM-B Beamline at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory, is a bending magnet "white beam" beamline utilizing energy dispersive diffraction (EDD) and X-radiographic imaging techniques in mineral physics and earth materials studies. This beamline is a dedicated high pressure multi-anvil facility equipped with a 250-ton hydraulic press with DIA, Deformation-DIA, and T-cup pressure modules, a Canberra 10-element Ge solid state detector array, and a Prosilica CCD camera for radiographic imaging. This beamline provides experimental capabilities for studying hydrostatic and dynamic phase transformations, equations-of-state, melting processes, steady-state and dynamic rheological properties, as well as transport, thermal, elastic, and acoustic properties to COMPRES affiliated users in United States and abroad.
Description by Haiyan Chen and Matthew Whittaker
Inside the hutch, from right to left: in the direction of X-ray, is a slit (in pink color), 250-tons press with D-DIA tooling, Canberra detector, and electronic control rack to the left corner.
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