In January 2005 the former Department Dosch installed a new type of instrument for surface and interface scattering using high energy X-rays at the dedicated high energy beamline ID15A (ESRF, Grenoble). Employing a focused high energy X-ray beam the instrument allows to perform structural investigations of deeply buried interfaces as well as free surfaces. Available scattering techniques include X-ray reflectivity Grazing angle diffraction Crystal truncation rod diffraction The instrument allows to investigate Free surfaces (solid & liquid) Multilayered systems and films (Solid-solid interfaces, solid-liquid interfaces liquid-liquid interfaces) and nanostructures. Applications include Studies of interfacial melting Structure of water at interfaces In-situ oxidation of nanoparticles Surface freezing in liquid binary metals Electrochemistry.
The former Department Dosch of the former Max Planck Institute for Metals Research operated the combined neutron/X-ray reflectometer N-REX⁺ at the Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II).