MARS beamline is aiming to extend the research capabilities on radioactive matter ( a, ß, γ and n emitters) towards the use of synchrotron radiation in multidisciplinary fields (biology, chemistry, physics) with respect to safety national and European laws. This beamline will be considered as a listed installation under authorization from ASN (French Authority for Nuclear Security). Because of its special characteristics the total equivalent activities present at the same time including the storage on the beamline could be up to 185GBq with a maximum of 18.5GBq (0.5Ci) per sample.

The design of MARS beamline (infrastructure and optics) is also optimized to alternatively run two experimental stations in order to perform characterizations with transmission and high resolution X-ray powder-diffraction (XRD), Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS), standard and high resolution X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and microbeam techniques (microXRF, XAS, XRD).

Beamline Energy Resolution
7.8 * 10-5 [meV] @ 17 [eV]
Beamline Resolving Power
12890 [deltaE/E] @ 17 [eV]
Beamline Energy Range
3.5 - 36 [eV]
Max Flux On Sample
1.2 * 1012 [ph/s] @ 9.4 [eV]
Spot Size On Sample Hor
10 - 1000 [um]
Spot Size On Sample Vert
10 - 500 [um]
SOLARI Pier-Lorenzo
HUNAULT Myrtille
  • Crystallography
  • Powder diffraction
Emission or Reflection
  • Micro XRF
  • X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
  • Wide angle scattering
  • Physical Chemistry
Earth Sciences & Environment
  • Geology
  • Global change & Climate observation
  • Technique Development - Earth Sciences & Environment
  • Water sciences/Hydrology
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
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Data Output Type
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Data Output Format
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