Positioning the Vacuum Chamber for X-ray Diffraction Experiments

At Sweden’s MAXlab, at storage ring MAX II, Beamline I811 is dedicated to materials science research with X-ray absorption spectroscopy and surface science dedicated X-ray diffraction experiments.

For surface, interface, thin film and general X-ray scattering experiments a multipurpose diffractometer is available. Mounted on the diffractometer, an H-850 (formerly M-850) standard Hexapod is used to align the vacuum chamber with the sample in the beam. With its six degrees of freedom, it positions a chamber of 20 to 50 kg with a repeatability of below 1 μm in any orientation.