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Abstract's title: APE-High Energy beamline: a laboratory for the investigation of the electronic properties of nanostructured materials in-operando condition
Submitting author: Piero Torelli
Affiliation: IOM-CNR
Affiliation Address: area science park, S.S. 14 km 163.5, Basovizza Trieste
Country: Italy
Oral presentation/Poster (Author's request): Oral presentation
Other authors and affiliations: P. Torelli1, G. Vinai1, F. Motti1,2, D. Krizmancic1, B. Gobaut3,4, C. Castan-Guerrero1, R. Edla1, J. Fujii1, G. Panaccione1 and G. Rossi1,2 1 IOM-CNR, Laboratorio TASC, S.S. 14 km 163.5, Basovizza, I-34149 Trieste, Italy 2 Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Fisica, Via Celoria 16 I-20133 Milano, Italy 3 Synchrotron SOLEIL, L'Orme des Merisiers Saint-Aubin, BP 48 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette, France 4 Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, S.S. 14 km 163.5, Basovizza, I-34149 Trieste, Italy

Since 2002 APE beamline has been open to the external user and provided, thanks to the two branches, Low and High Energy, ARPES, XPS, XAS and XMCD characterization on in-situ grown samples thanks to and MBE-STM system connected in vacuum to both beamlines [1]. The NFFA project has recently upgraded and expanded the scope of the facility that offers multiple analysis techniques as well as access to beamtime at APE-HE. The access is open to national and international users who can apply for beamtime through the Elettra review panel for the two branches APE-HE and APE-LE separately since September 2016. In this presentation I will show the statistics of the APE-HE beamline (in terms of project received and allocated beamtime) and explain the different ways of access: proposal can be submitted through the on-line portals of Elettra, of NFFA-Trieste ( and NFFA-Europe ( I will report on a couple of prototypical experiments, performed at APE-HE (on magnetoelectric coupling in ferroelectric/ferromagnetic interfaces [2] and on surface reaction at ambient pressure [3]), that demonstrate the instrumental possibilities and that represent the current scientific activities of the beamline staff.


[1] G. Panaccione et al.

[2] G. Radaelli et al. Nat. Commun. 5, 3404 (2014)

[3] F. Borgatti et al. submitted