Journal article

X-Treme beamline at SLS: X-ray magnetic circular and linear dichroism at high field and low temperature

X-Treme is a soft X-ray beamline recently built in the Swiss Light Source at the Paul Scherrer Institut in collaboration with Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. The beamline is dedicated to polarization-dependent X-ray absorption spectroscopy at high magnetic fields and low temperature. The source is an elliptically polarizing undulator. The end-station has a superconducting 7 T-2 T vector magnet, with sample temperature down to 2 K and is equipped with an in situ sample preparation system for surface science. The beamline commissioning measurements, which show a resolving power of 8000 and a maximum flux at the sample of 4.7 x 10(12) photons s(-1), are presented. Scientific examples showing X-ray magnetic circular and X-ray magnetic linear dichroism measurements are also presented.

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