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The Hard X-ray Nanoprobe beamline at Diamond Light Source

DOI: 10.1107/S1600577521002502 DOI Help

Authors: Paul D. Quinn (Diamond Light Source) , Lucia Alianelli (Diamond Light Source) , Miguel Gomez-Gonzalez (Diamond Light Source) , David Mahoney (Diamond Light Source) , Fernando Cacho-Nerin (Diamond Light Source) , Andrew Peach (Diamond Light Source) , Julia E. Parker (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Journal Of Synchrotron Radiation , VOL 28

State: Published (Approved)
Published: May 2021

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Abstract: The Hard X-ray Nanoprobe beamline, I14, at Diamond Light Source is a new facility for nanoscale microscopy. The beamline was designed with an emphasis on multi-modal analysis, providing elemental mapping, speciation mapping by XANES, structural phase mapping using nano-XRD and imaging through differential phase contrast and ptychography. The 185 m-long beamline operates over a 5 keV to 23 keV energy range providing a ≤50 nm beam size for routine user experiments and a flexible scanning system allowing fast acquisition. The beamline achieves robust and stable operation by imaging the source in the vertical direction and implementing horizontally deflecting primary optics and an overfilled secondary source in the horizontal direction. This paper describes the design considerations, optical layout, aspects of the hardware engineering and scanning system in operation as well as some examples illustrating the beamline performance.

Journal Keywords: Hard X-ray Nanoprobe; multimodal techniques; nano-XRD; nano-XRF; nano-XANES; ptychography; spectro-microscopy

Subject Areas: Technique Development

Instruments: I14-Hard X-ray Nanoprobe

Added On: 13/04/2021 08:18


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Diffraction Imaging Spectroscopy Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction (SXRD) Coherent Diffraction Imaging (CDI) X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Ptychography X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure (XANES)