RRCAT
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology
User Portal for Beamlines of
Indus Synchrotron Radiation Sources
Both Indus-1 and Indus-2 are national facilities accessible to all researchers from national laboratories, academic institutions and Industries in India.
Indus-1
The first Indian synchrotron source Indus-1, a 450 MeV electron storage ring, was commissioned in early 1999. It provides a broad electromagnetic spectrum extending from far infrared to soft x-ray region. It has opened up a possibility to carry out research activity using the soft x-ray/ vacuum ultraviolet radiation (10Å < λ < 1000Å) in India. This wavelength band covers many absorption thresholds of various elements. In addition, due to its shorter wavelength it posses great capability to explore physical structure with much better resolution than that offered by the visible light.

Following Beamlines have been commissioned for carrying out different kinds of experiment on Indus-1:

BL-1 HRVUV
BL-2 AIPES
BL-3 ARPES
BL-4 Reflectivity
BL-5 Photophysics
BL-6 Infrared
Indus-2
Indus-2 is a synchrotron radiation source of nominal electron energy of 2.5 GeV and a critical wavelength of about 1.98 angstroms.

Following is the list of available Beamlines in Indus-2, to carry out experiments:

BL-1 SXAS
BL-3 SXR
BL-4 Imaging
BL-7 SDXL
BL-8 DEXAFS
BL-9 Scanning EXAFS
BL-11 EDXRD
BL-12 ADXRD
BL-16 XRF microprobe
XPS
BL-21 PX