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The hard x-ray nanoprobe beamline at Diamond - current status

DOI: 10.1017/S1431927618013569 DOI Help

Authors: Paul Quinn (Diamond Light Source) , Julia Parker (Diamond Light Source) , Fernando Cacho-nerin (Diamond Light Source) , Mike Walker (University of Leicester) , Paul Howes (University of Leicester)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: 14th International Conference on X-ray Microscopy (XRM2018)
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: August 2018

Abstract: The hard X-ray nanoprobe beamline at Diamond is a new facility for nanoscale microscopy. The beamline operates over a 4.5‐ to 23‐keV energy range with an emphasis on multi-modal analysis providing elemental mapping, speciation mapping by XANES, structural phase mapping by nano-XRD and imaging through differential phase contrast and ptychography. A flexible scanning system allows for fast acquisition and arbitrary scan paths, simple data acquisition software and the ability to process data in near real-time. I14 welcomed its first users for commissioning experiments in March 2017 and completed its first user run between Oct 2017 and Mar 2018. The beamline is in an optimization phase with new techniques and users tools rolling out over a two year ramp up period.

Subject Areas: Technique Development

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