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Hard X-ray Micro/Nano-Probe Beamline P06

DESY, Hamburg


The beamline houses two different experimental setups in separate hutches: the Microprobe (EH1) and the Nanoprobe (EH2). The Nanoprobe is mainly based on nanofocusing refractive x-ray lenses. Using refractive optics, nearly gaussian-limited nanobeams in the range from 50 to 100 nm can be generated in the hard x-ray energy range from 8 to 30 keV. In a high-coherence mode, the instrument is well suited for coherent diffraction imaging schemes, such as Ptychography, reaching highest spatial resolution (below 10 nm) and sensitivity in the hard x-ray range. Tomographic scanning modes are routinely possible.

The Microprobe is a versatile experiment for scanning x-ray microscopy (STXM) with XRF,XAS and XRD Diffraction contrast. A KB system focusses a beam of some 10^10 photon/s down to 350 nm focus size in the energy range 5-21 keV. Compound refractive lenses are used at higher energies up to 50 keV. Advanced detector technology enables on-the-fly scanning schemes with millisecond dwell times per scan pixel. The ability to collect megapixel images in less than an hour facilitates series of 2D images for full 3D fluo-tomography, spectro-microscopy, time-resolved in-situ microscopy or other multi-dimensional microscopic experiments.

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