At 250 metres in length, I13 is one of Diamond’s longest beamlines. It comprises two branchlines which provide complementary X-ray imaging techniques.
The branchlines run simultaneously and independently of one another. They support a broad range of scientific users from fields such as biology, materials science, geology, medicine, archaeology and engineering.
Diamond Manchester Imaging Branchline (I13-2)
This branchline performs in-line phase contrast imaging and tomography over a large field of view in the 8-30keV energy range. The spatial resolution for this technique can extend a little beyond a micron. It will also be possible to switch the instrument to full-field microscopy with 50nm spatial resolution.