BL 14-3

Beam line 14-3 is dedicated to micro-focus tender 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: Bending magnet

Monochromator: Water cooled, double crystal Si(111)

Energy range: 2.1 - 5 keV focused 

Resolution: 10,000 delE/E

Experimental hutch

Beam size: 1 micron OR 5 micron ⌀ focused via cylindrical Kirkpatrick-Baez mirrors

Flux: ~10^10 photon/sec

Detector: Seven element Hitachi Vortex 90EX

Detection system: Quantum Detectors Xspress3

Max count rate: 3 million counts per second

Practical element detection: Mg K-edge - Ti K-edge



Environment: Ambient temperature and pressure, He atmosphere, connections available for electrochemical cycling during measurement

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).