Hard X-ray Micro/Nano-Probe beamline P06

Science Highlight P06
G. Van der Snickt, K. Janssens, J. Dik, W. De Nolf, F. Vanmeert, J. Jaroszewicz, M. Cotte, G. Falkenberg, and L. Van der Loeff "Combined use of Synchrotron Radiation Based Micro-X-ray Fluorescence, Micro-X-ray Diffraction, Micro-X-ray Absorption Near-Edge, and Micro-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopies for Revealing an Alternative Degradation Pathway of the Pigment Cadmium Yellow in a Painting by Van Gogh”, Anal. Chem., 84 (23), 10221–10228. DOI: 10.1021/ac3015627 (2012)

The location of P06 in the Max-von-Laue Experimental Hall is marked in orange.

The Hard X-ray Micro/Nano-Probe beamline P06 at PETRA III provides advanced visualisation with micro/nanoscopic spatial resolution using different X-ray techniques such as X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) as well as imaging (absorption, phase contrast). Coherent diffraction imaging applying ptychographic scanning schemes enables X-ray microscopy with increased spatial resolution down to the low nanometer range.

The beamline houses two different experiments in separate hutches: The Nanoprobe is open for user applications. Until commissioning of additional beamline optics (broad-band monochromator, prefocusing) is not complete, basic experimental techniques are micro-SAXS/micro-WAXS. The Microprobe is currently under commissioning. Depending on the feasibility of the individual experiment also proposals for the microprobe will be considered.

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