- To establish a cutting edge X-ray scattering presence at the Canadian Light Source
- Provide the Canadian x-ray scattering community with a world class infrastructure
- To network Canada's extensive materials preparation and crystal growth expertise in with the CLS
The sector will support a diverse, active and successful community of Canadian and international scientists spanning the dissimilar disciplines of physics, chemistry, geology, environmental science, biology and engineering. The instrumentation will meet the researchers' diverse needs by providing excellent performance over a broad x-ray energy range from 5 to 100 keV. To achieve this, three beamlines will be sourced by two complimentary insertion devices: a Small Gap Undulator (SGU) and a Superconducting Wiggler (SCW).
The SGU will source a high brilliance, low energy beamline (5-22 keV) that will be dedicated to resonant and inelastic scattering and SAXS/WAXS experiments.
The divergent x-ray beam produced by the SCW will be divided by two side-bounce monochromators into two independent diffraction beamlines. One of them will be a lower energy beamline (5-22 keV) and will be used for high-resolution powder diffraction, microcrystal crystallography and reciprocal space mapping. The second SCW beamline will be a high energy one (29-100 keV) and will be dedicated to diffraction and scattering under extreme conditions and high-resolution pair distribution function measurements.