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As part of phase 1 of the European synchrotron radiation facility (ESRF) upgrade programme, a new beamline (UPBL6) for the study of electronic excitations using inelastic scattering and emission spectroscopy will be designed and constructed. The new beamline will provide an intense stable X-ray beam at two different spectrometers to be used on a time-shared basis. One of the spectrometers will be dedicated to resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS); the other to X-ray Raman spectroscopy (XRS). This beamline is currently (June 2010) in the design phase and may be fully operational by early 2013.
(Received June 14 2010)
(Revised September 08 2010)
(Accepted September 22 2010)