Find a beamline
Two XAS/XES beamlines are currently available to carry out experiments in the Helsinki region at the Center for X-ray spectroscopy, while an additional one is under construction.

With external partners we have also an international branch (see below). There is also several additional state of the art X-ray based instruments, including XRF, µCT and XRD to name a few, available on request for complementary characterizations and pre-screening of samples (see e.g. Supporting laboratories). Best is just to contact us through our contact form and ask recommendations and best practices for your case.

Not sure which of our beamlines is right for your research ?

To find the right spectrometer for your need, please have a look to their quick description on the table below, or directly ask us.

Quick description of our spectrometers
Beamline Available technique(s) Main application field Photon energies Status
HelXAS X-ray absorption spectrocopy (XANES & EXAFS) in transmission and fluorescence mode (+ imaging possibilities) in-situ catalysis / environmental science / Generic material studies 4-20 keV Open for users
Sampo X-ray absorption spectrocopy (XANES & EXAFS) in transmission mode (fluorescence mode under development) Radioactive samples 4-20 keV Open for users
Revontuli X-ray absorption spectrocopy (XANES & EXAFS) in fluorescence mode
X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES)
Materials under irradiation (in-situ/ex-situ) Under construction
HotXAS* X-ray absorption spectrocopy (XANES & EXAFS) in fluorescence and transmission mode Spent nuclear fuel dissolution products and minor actinide compounds such as MOX fuels Under construction

All our spectrometers are available for users from both academia and industry, through open collaborative research and proprietary industrial services. The experiments are conducted both by on-site users and by a mail-in service.

*HotXAS will be located in the hot laboratory of the Atalante facility of CEA Marcoule in France, and requires a special agreement in order to perform an experiment. There may be additional fees for accessing it depending on the individual agreement. Please contact us for more details.

Complete description of our spectrometers