ID13

Synopsis

ID13 is dedicated to high-spatial-resolution diffraction and scattering experiments using focused monochromatic x-ray beams. Two endstations, a microbranch and a nanobranch, are operated in serial mode.
Status:  open

Disciplines

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

Applications

  • Hierarchically structured materials
  • Biological fibers and tissues (bio-materials, bio-medical applications)
  • Polymer research
  • Food science
  • Earth and planetary science
  • Nano-composites
  • Semiconductors
  • Nano-structures
  • Nanobeam x-ray optics

Techniques

  • Microcrystallography
  • GISAXS - grazing incidence small-angle scattering
  • SAXS - small-angle X-ray scattering
  • XRD - X-ray diffraction
  • XRF - X-ray fluorescence

Energy range

  • 7.0 - 30.0  keV

Beam size

  • Minimum (H x V) : 100.0 x 100.0  nm²
  • Maximum (H x V) : 20.0 x 20.0  µm²

Sample environments

  • Low temperature (90K, liquid-nitrogen-based cryostream, microbranch only)
  • Micro-Raman spectroscopy combined with scanning x-ray diffraction (microbranch only)
  • Humdidity control for small samples (< 1 mm^3)
  • In-situ sample manipulation in aqueous solutions (optical tweezers, contact-free)
  • Micro-fluidics

Detectors

  • FReLoN4M Detector (2048 x 2048 pixel, ~50 micron pixel size)
  • Maxipix 2x2 four-element pixel detector (516 x 516 pixel, 55 micron pixel size)
  • MarCCD 160 Detector (2048 x 2048 pixel, ~80 micron pixel size)
  • 2 VortexEM XRF detectors (on loan from Ghent University)

Technical details

The available beam parameters such as spot size, divergence, and flux vary with the incident photon energy (e.g. highest flux available close to standard energies 12.5 and 25 keV). In SAXS with nanobeam scanning, minimum q is coupled with beam size. Various combinations of scanning mode, beam size, and fluorescence mode are available depending on the technique chosen.