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

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

Applications

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

Techniques

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

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

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

News from ID16B

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23-11-2022

A new high-speed camera captures how colour centres decay in nanowires

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04-06-2021

From sun cream to the food chain: The case of titanium dioxide nanoparticles

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29-01-2021

Inside the 3D electrode architecture: towards better performing batteries for electric cars

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31-08-2020

Real-time detection of molecules secreted from single cells stimulated by an X-ray nanobeam

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05-11-2019

Spinodal decomposition governs the formation of the multi-scale structure of the skeletal elements of the brittle star

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12-06-2019

Inflammation increases gadolinium retention in the brain after administration of a linear gadolinium-based contrast agent

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21-05-2019

Degradation of silicon-based anodes for lithium-ion batteries followed by in situ X-ray tomography

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Latest publications

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Using crystallography tools to improve vaccine formulations

Carvalho de Abreu Fantini M., Pinto Oliveira C.L., de Souza Lopes J.L., da Silva Martins T., Apetito Akamatsu M., Góes Trezena A., Tino-De-Franco M., Fongaro Botosso V., Brazil Esteves Sant'Anna O.A., Kardjilov N., Rasmussen M.K., Nunes Bordallo H.,
IUCrJ 9, 11-20 (2022)

Binocular mirror–symmetric microsaccadic sampling enables Drosophila hyperacute 3D vision

Kemppainen J., Scales B., Razban Haghighi K., Takalo J., Mansour N., McManus J., Leko G., Saari P., Hurcomb J., Antohi A., Suuronen J.P., Blanchard F., Hardie R.C., Song Z., Hampton M., Eckermann M., Westermeier F., Frohn J., Hoekstra H., Lee C.H., Huttula M., Mokso R., Juusola M.,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 119, e2109717119-1-e2109717119-12 (2022)

Development of a multi-method analytical approach based on the combination of synchrotron radiation X-ray micro-analytical techniques and vibrational micro-spectroscopy methods to unveil the causes and mechanism of darkening of “fake-gilded” decorations in a Cimabue painting

Monico L., Prati S., Sciutto G., Catelli E., Romani A., Quintero Balbas D., Li Z., De Meyer S., Nuyts G., Janssens K., Cotte M., Garrevoet J., Falkenberg G., Tardillo Suárez V.I., Tucoulou R., Mazzeo R.,
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 37, 114-129 (2022)