ID16B - Nano-analysis Beamline

Synopsis

ID16B is a hard X-ray nanoprobe dedicated to 2D or 3D analysis of nano-scaled materials combining fluorescence, diffraction, absorption spectroscopy, X-ray optical luminescence and phase contrast imaging. In-situ or in-operando sample environments can be accommodated.
Status:  open

Disciplines

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Physics
  • Materials and Engineering
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Life Sciences
  • Chemistry

Applications

  • Mantle
  • Upper mantle
  • Earth crust
  • Extraterrestrial materials
  • Spintronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Solar cells
  • Cancer research
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Bone research
  • Toxicology of environmental metals

Techniques

  • X-ray excited optical luminescence
  • XRD - X-ray diffraction
  • Tomography
  • MicroXRF - micro X-ray fluorescence
  • MicroXANES - micro X-ray absorption near-edge structure
  • Imaging, phase-contrast

Energy range

  • 6.0 - 65.0  keV

Beam size

  • Minimum (H x V) : 50.0 x 50.0  nm²
  • Maximum (H x V) : 1.0 x 0.1  µm²

Detectors

  • 3-element Si drift detectors
  • FReLoN 4M
  • FReLoN FK4320T (Kodak)