BL 10-2

Under Construction

Beam line 2-3 is dedicated to micro-focus hard x-ray imaging and micro x-ray absorption spectroscopy

Ideal for obtaining elemental maps of small samples (10 microns - 25 mm) as well as performing spectroscopy on selected points in the sample

Beam line specifications


Source: 1.3 Tesla Bend Magnet, 0.75 mrad acceptance

Monochromator: Water cooled, double crystal Si(111)

Energy range: 4.9 - 23 keV focussed (please contact for experiments above 19 keV)


Experimental hutch

Beam size: ~3 micron ⌀ focused via Kirkpatrick-Baez mirrors

Flux: click the thumbnail on the right for a flux plot

Detector: Single element Hitachi Vortex 90EX, 50mm area

Detection system: Quantum Detectors Xspress3

Max count rate: 3 million counts per second

Practical element detection: SiK - NbK, most L-edges (concentration dependent)



Environment: Ambient temperature and pressure, biological cryo cell available on request

Sample mounting:

Primary mode is the "Wheel of Fortune"optimized for thin sections. Samples are mounted to cassettes that push fit into a wheel that can hold up to 6 cassettes (see gallery and CAD below).


Sam Webb


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