Advanced Synchrotron X-ray Spectrometer for Deep Carbon DCO Instrument uri icon

DCO ID 11121/9043-8499-4646-4168-CC


  • Carbon-specific X-ray Raman spectroscopy (XRS) is the most definitive probe for in-situ, non-destructive characterization of the ubiquitous, significant changes in carbon-molecular bonding under high-pressure and high-temperature conditions. The DCO provided partial support for a Kirkpatrick-Baez (K-B) focusing system (pictured) that enables high-pressure carbon-specific XRS study at Beamline 6-2 of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. This new development opens the exciting capability of XRS to a broader community than ever before.