20-21 November 2014
National Centre for Synchrotron Science
Australia/Melbourne timezone
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The THz/Far-IR Beamline at the Australian Synchrotron

20 Nov 2014, 16:30
Oliphant Auditorium ()

Oliphant Auditorium

Oral Beamlines, Instrumentation and Techniques Beamlines, Instrumentation and Techniques II


Ruth Plathe (Australian Synchrotron)


The THz/Far-IR beamline at the Australian Synchrotron is coupled to a Bruker IFS125 FT spectrometer which is equipped with a variety of optical components and detectors covering the spectral range from 10 to 5000 cm-1. Experiments from a variety of fields such as atmospheric and astrophysical sciences, geology, electrochemistry, nano-materials as well as biology have been successfully conducted at the beamline. There is a variety of instruments to accommodate the diverse requirements of the User community: long-path gas-cells to study gases, radicals generated by pyrolysis and aerosols; 6.3 K and 77 K cryostats to study condensed-phase samples in transmission, and reflection studies at grazing incidence, as well as near-normal incidence at high-temperatures (< 1000 K). The synchrotron terahertz and far-infrared light offers a signal-to-noise advantage over conventional thermal sources. In this paper, the capabilities and performance of the THz/Far-IR beamline at the Australian Synchrotron will be presented as well as some applications undertaken at the beamline, and future developments.
Keywords or phrases (comma separated) THz, Far-IR, spectroscopy, gas-phase, condensed-phase, synchrotron, beamline

Primary author

Dr Dominique Appadoo (The Australian Synchrotron)


Mr Andy Wong (Monash University) Dr Christopher Medcraft (Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg, Germany) Dr Courtney Ennis (The Australian Synchrotron/ La Trobe University) Ms Ruth Plathe (The Australian Synchrotron)

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