News and Updates

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  • News: Apply for the 2024 XRD School!

    Posted on March 19, 2024
    The applications for the 2024 XRD school in June will be open from March 20 to April 30. Apply here:

  • Beamline Update: Robot in WLE Beamline

    Posted on October 12, 2023
    The Brockhouse low energy wiggler beamline (SOE1) has completed an upgrade to its high resolution powder diffraction station. The Huber end-station now uses 8 Mythen detectors instead of 1, reducing data collection time to a few minutes. We have also installed a robot to automatically change through samples, greatly increasing our throughput.

  • Beamline Update: New Eiger Detector

    Posted on August 08, 2023
    We have a new state of the art Dectris Eiger2 detector, primarily for use on the high energy beamline! It is very fast and has no dark current, no memory, and no pixel spread.

  • Research Highlight: New method for improved PDF measurements

    Posted on April 10, 2023
    A new method using a tilted detector geometry has been developed at the Brockhouse high energy beamline which provides a higher Q-max and shorter collection times.  See Burns et al, J. Appl. Cryst. 2023, 56, 510-518.

  • Beamline Update: New Detector for HE Beamline

    Posted on October 17, 2022
    The high energy beamline just aquired a new Varex XRD4343 detector. It is slightly larger than the old Perkin Elmer but has a small pixel size of 150 um.

  • Beamline Update: Undulator Beamline Joins GU

    Posted on March 23, 2021
    The undulator beamline (SOE3) has joined the general user program.

  • Research Highlight: First Highlight Story

    Posted on January 04, 2021
    Our first research highlight.

  • Beamline Update: GU for Wiggler BLs

    Posted on July 23, 2020
    The low energy and high energy wiggler beamlines have entered the general user program and will be accepting proposals during the next proposal call at the end of July. This proposal will be for mail-in only due to COVID-19.

  • Research Highlight: First Publication

    Posted on June 03, 2020
    The first paper using data collected on the Brockhouse beamlines has been published in Nature Communications.

  • Beamline Update: LOI for undulator beamline

    Posted on November 26, 2019
    The Brockhouse undulator beamline (SOE3) has enter the scientific commisioning stage!

  • : LOI for High Resolution Powder Diffraction Station

    Posted on June 27, 2019
    The high resolution powder diffraction end-station on the low energy wiggler beamline has just advanced to the letters of intent phase!

  • Beamline Update: LOI for HE beamline

    Posted on June 20, 2019
    The high energy wiggler beamline has reached the letters of intent (LOI) stage!

  • Beamline Update: LOI for small molecule station

    Posted on May 04, 2018
    On May 3rd the Bruker small molecule end-station entered the Letters of Intent (LOI) phase and is now accepting fast access proposals. Contact a beamline staff member if interested. This is the first LOI for Brockhouse and a huge milestone!

  • Beamline Update: Diffraction Pattern!

    Posted on February 07, 2018
    We have our first diffraction pattern of Si on the Bruker endstation.

  • Beamline Update: First Beam

    Posted on January 22, 2018
    We have our first beam into the hutches

A new method for improved PDF data quality has been developed. See the paper.