ID16B - Nano-analysis Beamline

Synopsis

ID16B is a hard X-ray nanoprobe dedicated to 2D or 3D analysis of nano-scaled materials combining X-ray fluorescence (XRF), diffraction (XRD), absorption spectroscopy (XAS), excited optical luminescence (XEOL), X-ray beam induced current (XBIC) and phase contrast imaging. Low temperature, in-situ or in-operando sample environments can be accommodated.
Status:  open

Disciplines

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

Applications

  • Mantle
  • Upper mantle
  • Earth crust
  • Extraterrestrial materials
  • Spintronics
  • Microelectronics
  • 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

  • Two 3-elements Si drift detectors
  • One 7-elements Si Drift Detector
  • FReLoN 4M
  • FReLoN FK4320T (Kodak)

News from ID16B

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16-04-2018

#weekendusers: Tracking nano-precipitates of MRI contrast agents in the liver

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09-04-2018

#weekendusers Unravelling the great vision of flies

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08-12-2017

Brittle star shows how to make tough ceramics

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22-08-2017

Fast in situ nanoimaging of particle sintering

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06-04-2017

Polarity domains in GaN wires mapped at the nanoscale

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Latest publications

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