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A new cryo scanning transmission x-ray microscope at the Canadian Light Source (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Jan Geilhufe; Adam F. G. Leontowich; Russ Berg; Chris Regier; Darwin M. Taylor; Jian Wang; John Swirsky; Chithra Karunakaran; Robert Peters; Mirwais Aktary; Adam P. Hitchcock; Stephen G. Urquhart

Paper Abstract

A new scanning transmission X-ray microscope (STXM) optimized for cryo-spectro-tomography with soft X-rays has been designed, built and commissioned at Canadian Light Source (CLS) beamline 10ID1 (130-2700 eV). It is controlled via a new python-based software package, pySTXM. A liquid N2 goniometer (Gatan 630, -80° to 80°), mounted on a computer controlled (x,y,Theta) tilt stage allows for spectro-tomographic measurements at cryogenic temperatures (-180°C) which reduces radiation damage. The CLS cryo-STXM is unique among the set of soft X-ray STXMs currently installed around the world. Details of the cryo-STXM design and examples of its performance will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2017
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Proc. SPIE 10389, X-Ray Nanoimaging: Instruments and Methods III, 103890P (19 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275779
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Jan Geilhufe, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)
Adam F. G. Leontowich, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)
Russ Berg, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)
Chris Regier, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)
Darwin M. Taylor, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)
Jian Wang, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)
John Swirsky, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)
Chithra Karunakaran, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)
Robert Peters, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)
Mirwais Aktary, Applied NanoTools Inc. (Canada)
Adam P. Hitchcock, Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research (Canada)
Stephen G. Urquhart, Univ. of Saskatchewan (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10389:
X-Ray Nanoimaging: Instruments and Methods III
Barry Lai; Andrea Somogyi, Editor(s)

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