13A1 SW60 - X-ray Scattering


TLS Beamline 13A (BL13A1) is an insertion-device beamline designed chiefly for studying lamellar structure. As a side-branch beamline, BL13A1 has been designed to fully utilize the sideway output of the superconducting multipole wiggler (smpw) and could provide hard x-ray photons up to 6 × 1010 per second at 12 keV. An asymmetric-cut curved crystal monochromater (ACCM) has been employed to offer monochromatic-beam with energy resolution (E/∆E)  700. A four-circle Huber diffractometer with a scintillation detector is placed in the experimental hutch and provide the capability for high resolution wide-range x-ray diraction experiments, such as x-ray diraction (XRD), x-ray reectivity (XRR), and lamellar x-ray diraction. Another two-dimension detector assembly is also available. A Rayonix SX165 which is a round CCD detector with 165 mm diameter active area is used to collect 2D x-ray scattering pattern with avalible q range from 0.05 Å−1to 2.7 Å−1. For different experiment requirements, several setups have been designed : a regular sample rod for general XRD and XRR, a heatable stage with temperature range from room temperature to 250 C, a heatable transmission chamber for liquid and solution, and a chamber with temperature and humidity control for bio-membrane samples.

Areas of Research

X-ray scattering /diffraction on bio-membranes and material science

Light Source

TypeSuperconducting Multipole Wiggler
Source SizeHorizontal αh = 0.01 mm
Vertical αv =  0.86 mm
Period Length6 cm
Magnetic Field3.2 T
Energy Range6.5~19 keV

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+886-3-578-0281 Ext. 1131

BL Spokesperson

Lee, Ming-Tao (李明道)
+886-3-578-0281 Ext. 7109

BL Manager/Local Contact

Chen, Jui-Kai (陳睿凱)
+886-3-578-0281 Ext. 5204


  • X-ray diffraction and scattering


  • Biology and Material Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

General Information

  • Source: 13A1
  • Energy Range: 12 keV
  • Focused Spot Size: 1000 x 300 μm (HxV)
  • Status: Operational

National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center

101 Hsin-Ann Road, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30076