Rapid Switching Between Systems

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We have installed the post-focussing equipment on a translation table to permit fast switching between setups

(Kirkpatrick-Baez mirrors to the right in the image and Beryllium lenses to the left).



Post focusing Kirkpatrick-Baez System (KB) mirrors

20 µm beam

Focus distance ~175mm

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Without KB
250 x 250 µm2
 Focused with KB
25 x 25 µm2

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Example science: Micro injection molded polypropylene measured with KB mirrors:

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van Drongelen, M., Meijer-Vissers, T., Cavallo, D., Portale, G., Poel, G. V., & Androsch, R., Microfocus wide-angle X-ray scattering of polymers crystallized in a fast scanning chip calorimeter, Thermochimica Acta (2013) 10, 33-37; doi:10.1016/j.tca.2013.04.007


Be Lenses

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A. Snigirev, V. Kohn, I. Snigireva & B. Lengeler A compound refractive lens for focusing high-energy X-rays Nature 384, 49 - 51 (07 November 1996); doi:10.1038/384049a0

Focus distance ~7-8m


Example science:

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reference: V. Petukhov, D. Aarts, I. P. Dolbnya, E. H. A. de Hoog, K. Kassapidou, G. J. Vroege, W. Bras and H. N. W. Lekkerkerker, High-resolution small-angle X-ray diffraction study of long-range order in hard-sphere colloidal crystals, Physical Review Letters 88 (2002), no. 20.
Hexaat.png (Hexaat.png) A.V. Petukhov, D. van der Beek, R.P.A. Dullens, I.P. Dolbnya, G.J. Vroege, H.N.W. Lekkerkerker,  Observation of a Hexatic Columnar Liquid Crystal of Polydisperse Colloidal Disks, Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 077801 (2005) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.077801


Motors with nanometer resolution here.


More pictures here.