Tel: +33(0)47688 +ext
Scientist in Charge
Germán R. CASTRO,
Beamline scientist
Sample preparation lab  (0)43888 1991
Control room 1  (0)43888 1990
Email: Spline


The Spanish CRG Beamline for Diffraction and Spectroscopy


The main goal of the interdisciplinary and multipurpose Spanish CRG BM25-SpLine beamline is to satisfy the needs of the use of synchrotron radiation in the region of hard X-rays of the Spanish scientific community, with a broad range of interests crossing very different research areas: physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, environmental sciences, and cultural heritage. The Spanish CRG BM25-SpLine beamline is dedicated to structural investigations using hard X-ray scattering mostly in materials science, specialized on the combination of diffraction and spectroscopy techniques.


The Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MCIN) through the former Secretaría General del Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica y Desarrollo Tecnológico proposed in 1996 to the ESRF the construction of a beamline multidisciplinary and multipurpose as a Collaboration Research Group (CRG). The Beamline was built through a coordinated project with the participation of different groups. The project coordination for the beamline construction was led by the ICMM-CSIC. The construction project has been regulated, followed, and supported by the Spanish Goverment through its Science and Technology Offices and Ministries OCYT, MCYT, MEC and MCIN. The beamline operation has started in 2005 and is regulated by a contract between the MICINN and the ESRF. The MCIN is responsible for the beamline operation and its accessibility to the Spanish scientific community. The MCIN appointed the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-CSIC) as the beamline management body based in an agreement contract signed between both parties. The Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (Materials Science Institute of Madrid - ICMM: www.icmm.csic.es), from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is in charge of the operation of the beamline. 

Scientifics facilities available:


 Beamline activities:

  • User support
  • In-house research
    • Growth and characterization multilayer solid systems: solid-solid and solid-gas interfaces.