XCS: X-ray Correlation Spectroscopy

In the XCS hutch, the sample stands still while the detector moves on “train tracks” to look at it from various angles. Scientists use this hutch to look at tiny changes in X-ray diffraction produced by these changes in angle and learn more about the sample’s molecular structure.

In one such experiment, researchers studied the effects of a weak magnetic field on materials relevant to the data storage industry.

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The XCS (X-ray Correlation Spectroscopy) instrument observes dynamical changes of large groups of atoms in condensed matter systems over a wide range of time scales.