Laboratory for applied X-ray spectroscopy
Laboratory for applied x-ray spectroscopy is a part of a broader research program P1-0112 (Research of atoms molecules and structures with photons and particles) and covers research field based on the use of high energy resolution x-ray spectroscopy. The main experimental tool represents a home built x-ray emission spectrometer for high energy resolution spectroscopy in the “tender” x-ray range (~2-5 keV). The main purpose of the laboratory is development of advanced x-ray spectroscopic tools and methods and their application in fundamental research in atomic and molecular physics as well as interdisciplinary research mainly in the development of new technologically relevant materials. Part of the laboratory activities represents experimental work involving synchrotron radiation going on at different synchrotron facilities across Europe. Second part represents development and applications of analytical methods based on ion induced X-ray emission and is going on within home laboratory at IJS. The laboratory collaborates successfully with different foreign and domestic research groups. from abroad and also from Slovenia. We can point out very fruitful cooperation with the group from synchrotron ESRF in Grenoble and the group for Modern battery systems from the Chemical Institute in Ljubljana. We are actively involved in the international initiative for the development of lab based X-ray absorption/emission spectroscopy employing laboratory sources.