Surface and interface science beamline

The soft X-ray beamline BL12 at the SAGA Light Source makes it possible to measure the surface electronic structures of many materials by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy.


BL12_1 BL12_2

Energy ranges
40-200, 200-500, 500-1500 eV
Resolution (E/DE)
2500 @ 400 eV
Photon flux (photons/sec)
108 ~ 109
Beam size (at XPS endstation)
1.5 mm (H) × 0.6 mm (V)

Area of research (keyword)

Using this beamline, the electronic structure and chemical bonding of material surfaces can be investigated. Examples of applications of synchrotron light for advanced industrial technology development include surface analysis of organic EL materials and ceramic phosphorous materials.

Experimental stations







Kyushu Synchrotron Light Research Center
8-7 Yayoigaoka Tosu-Shi Saga, 841-0005,JAPAN
TEL:81942-83-5017 FAX:81942-83-5196

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