Diamond’s I21 Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS) beamline achieved first light in 2016. Mirian’s #My1st Light contribution shows the I21 team in the Diamond Control Room observing this fantastic achievement.
I21 is a dedicated Resonant Inelastic soft X-ray Scattering (RIXS) beamline that provides a highly monochromatised, focused and tunable X-ray beam onto materials, while detecting and energy-analysing scattered X-rays using a spatially-resolved two-dimensional detector. By studying the energy and momentum differences between the incident and the outgoing X-rays, one can obtain information such as the local lattice structure (local crystal field), electron orbitals (orbital excitations), collective lattice vibration (phonons), magnetic (spinons/magnons) and charge excitations of the material under investigation.
Find out more on the beamline’s webpage