Facilitating research in materials of both fundamental and applied nature, the VLSPGM beamline provides high resolution, low energy spectroscopic studies.


Equipped with a solid state absorption chamber Users can perform experiments requiring techniques such as

  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy (TEY and FLY) 

  • X-ray excited optical luminescence spectroscopy (XEOL) 


We invite Users and Collaborators to discuss their proposal with the Beamline Staff  before the submission deadline.  This is crucial for a careful assessment of the experiment feasibility.

11ID2: The Variable Line Spacing Plane Grating Monochromator Beamline


Extreme Ultraviolet (15-250eV)

List of Publications »

  • Guo, X.; Bettinelli, M.; Piccinelli, F.; Ruggieri, S.; Wang, Z. et al. (2024). X-ray excited optical luminescence from lanthanide ions in double phosphate and double silicate crystalline hosts. Journal of Luminescence 269, 120455. 10.1016/j.jlumin.2024.120455.
  • Mikhchian, Mehrnaz; Grosvenor, Andrew P. (2024). An investigation of the long-term aqueous corrosion behaviour of glass-zirconolite composite materials (Fe-Al-BG-CaZrTi2O7) as a potential nuclear wasteform. Corrosion Science 228, 111831. 10.1016/j.corsci.2024.111831.
  • Xie, Xiu-Zhen; Kuang, Huiyao; Wiens, Eli; Deevsalar, Reza; Tunc, Ayetullah et al. (2024). Synthesis of jadarite in the Li2O–Na2O–B2O3–SiO2–NaCl–H2O system: FTIR, Raman, and Li and B K-edge XANES characterizations and theoretical calculations. European Journal of Mineralogy 36(1) , 139-151. 10.5194/ejm-36-139-2024.