HIPPIE is a state-of-the-art beamline for Ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (APXPS). The combination of the exceptional performance of the 3 GeV ring with an innovative design of the experimental station results in a beamline which is outstanding not just in a pure electron spectroscopy context, but which also significantly expands the scientific issues that can be addressed. The overarching objective of the HIPPIE beamline is to address the pressure and materials gaps, that is to relax the vacuum constraints, which traditionally have limited the processes and systems possible to study, and to move from model to real – and thereby often much more complicated – materials systems


Available forTechnique description
General UsersCatalysis Cell

Allows APXPS of a solid-gas interface up to 10 mbar. Used for catalysis and surface science experiments
General UsersPM-IRRAS

Allows APXPS and FTIR on the same spot up to 1 mbar. Used for catalysis and surface science experiments
General UsersLiquid/Electrochemistry Cell

Allows APXPS of a solid-liquid (dip-and-pull setup) and gas-liquid (liquid jet setup) interfaces up to 30 mbar for electrochemistry, energy, environmental, and atmospheric science experiments.


Why having your head in the clouds could be a really good thing

From left to right: Robert Seidel, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin; Nønne Prisle, Kamal Raj and Jack Lin, University of Oulu at the HIPPIE beamline   The ATMOS research group in the NANOMO unit, led by Nønne Prisle, Associate Professor at the University of Oulu, are trying to find out what kind of chemistry is happening in