DAFNE-Light DXR1 beam line is mainly dedicated to soft X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS); it collects the radiation of a wiggler insertion device and covers the energy range from 0.9 to 3.0 keV or the range going from the K-edge of Na through to the K-edge of Cl.

XAS is a powerful technique used to investigate the local atomic geometry and the chemical state of atoms in different kinds of materials, especially if lacking a long-range order, such as nanomaterials, liquids, amorphous and highly disordered systems, and polymers containing metallic atoms.


Spokesperson: Antonella Balerna