ID21 offers a multimodal set of state-of-the-art techniques for micro-spectroscopic analyses in the tender X-ray (2-9.2keV).
The scanning X-ray microscope offers sub-micron resolution (0.2×0.7µm²) and ppm detection limits for micro-X-ray fluorescence (µ-XRF) and micro X-ray absorption spectroscopy (µ-XANES). It operates in vacuum and samples can be studied under cryogenic conditions, allowing the study of frozen hydrated biological specimens (cryosectioned tissues). Typical applications are mapping and speciation of nanoparticles and metal pollutants in soils and organic matrices (e.g plants). The full-field XANES end-station will not be available at restart. The former µ-XRD branch and the µ-infrared end-station are no longer available.
A couple of auxiliary equipment is available at ID21: