Nuclear Science and Techniques

《核技术》(英文版) ISSN 1001-8042 CN 31-1559/TL     2019 Impact factor 1.556

Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2016, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (4): 82 doi: 10.1007/s41365-016-0084-8


Data-collection system for high-throughput X-ray absorption fine structure measurements

Rui-You Lu 1,2, Qian Gao 1, Song-Qi Gu 1, Ya-Yun Yang 1,2, Rui Si 1   

  1. 1 Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201204, China
    2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Contact: Qian Gao
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    This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 21373259.

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Rui-You Lu, Qian Gao, Song-Qi Gu, Ya-Yun Yang, Rui Si. Data-collection system for high-throughput X-ray absorption fine structure measurements.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2016, 27(4): 82     doi: 10.1007/s41365-016-0084-8


A new X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) data-collection system based on the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System software environment has been established at the BL14W1 beamline of the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility. The system provides for automatic sequential analysis of multiple samples for continuous high-throughput (HT) measurements. Specifically, 8 sample pellets are loaded into an alumina holder, and a high-precision two-dimensional translation stage is programmed to switch these samples automatically for collecting the XAFS spectrum of each sample in sequence. Experimenters implement HT measurements via a graphical user interface developed with Control System Studio. Finally, the successful operation of the HT XAFS system is demonstrated by running experiments on two groups of copper–ceria catalysts, each of which contains 8 different powder samples.

Key words: X-ray absorption fine structure, High throughput, Control system studio, Experimental physics and industrial control system, Graphical user interface, Data collection