Welcome to the X17 Multi-Anvil Facility!

The Multi-Anvil Cell X-ray (X17 MAC) facility at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) is one of the leading dedicated high-pressure beamlines in the world. The X17 MAC facility is best known for the development of high pressure and high temperature experimental deformation/rheological techniques and in situ ultrasonic interferometry expriments at extreme conditions. The X17 MAC facility is located on a superconducting wiggler beam line (X17B2) and contains two Multi-Anvil presses; a 1000-ton press with various compressional modules (BAM11) that utilizes white X-Ray beam, and a side station with a 200-ton modified Paris-Edinburgh style press that utilizes monochromatic X-Ray beam (B2SS). The X17 MAC facility also has a fully equipped sample and experiment preparation laboratory on-site that is maintained by beamline staff, as well as preparation facilities at Stony Brook University that are maintained and operated by the Mineral Physics Institute. These preparation facilities are available to facility users.

Our Strategic Plan

1. Provide and maintain a state-of-the-art community facility for high pressure research in mineral physics and materials sciences.

2. Continue to develop new techniques and enhance existing techniques focusing on the unique strengths this beamline provides to the users of the Multi-Anvil community.

3. Play an active role in the devlopment of a world-class high pressure program to be implemented at the forthcoming NSLS-II that will take advantage of the unique features this new facility will provide.

4. Design and commission a new multi-anvil X-ray bending magnet beamline (6BM-B) at the Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.

Beamline X17B2

Major Techniques: High Pressure, High Temperature Experiments in Multi-Anvil Apparatus; X-Ray Diffraction, both Energy and Angle Dispersive; X-Radiographic Imaging; Non-Hydrostatic Deformation Experiments using Differential Hydraulic Rams; Ultrasonic Interferometry Measurements of Elasticity and Acoustic Wave Velocities

Types of Studies: P-V-T Equation of State, Phase Transformations, Phase and Melting Relationships, Rheological Properties, Transport Properties, Texturing, Yield and Shear Strength Analysis, Thermoelastic Properties, Compressibility, Structural Analysis and Refinement, Elasticity and Acoustic Velocity Measurement, and other Physical Properties and their Time Dependences

Types of Materials Studied: Minerals, Metals, Glasses, Melts, Oxides, Silicates, Ceramics, Energy Materials, Hard and Superhard Materials, Single Crystals, Polycrystals, and much, much more!

Live-Feed Video Cameras: Four-Camera Video Server (Shows all beamline camera views) | Camera 1 (Prep Station) | Camera 2 (Inside Hutch) | Camera 3 (Computer Workstations) | Camera 4 (Endstation Overview)

Publication and Presentation Acknowledgments: "Use of the National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH10886. Use of the X17B2 beamline was supported by COMPRES, the Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences under NSF Cooperative Agreement EAR 10-43050 and by the Mineral Physics Institute, Stony Brook University."

Useful Links

Important Forms/Links: NSLS PASS System | Safety Checklist | BLOSA Training Form | Hazard Analysis Form

Facility Schedules: X17MAC Operating Schedules | NSLS X-Ray Ring Schedule | NSLS Long Range Schedules

Current Synchrotron Status: NSLS Machine Status | NSLS X-Ray Beamline Status | X17 Cryogenic System

Affiliations: X17B2 NSLS Site | X17B2ss NSLS Site | NSLS Home | COMPRES Home | Mineral Physics Institute

Other COMPRES Beamlines: X17 X-Ray DAC @ NSLS | U2A IR DAC @ NSLS | 12.2.2 X-Ray DAC @ ALS

Old X17B2 Website: Old MPI X17B2 Site - Some documentation can still be found here as the new site is updated.