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Title: Application Driven Beamline Instrumentation and X-Ray Optics
When: 03/14/2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description: Physik Instrumente (Sponsor)

Focused X-rays have become an essential tool in materials and life sciences at synchrotron sources. Utilizing lenses at high-brilliance synchrotron sources unveils sample information of unmatched quality in, for example, imaging or spectroscopic experiments. If refractive lenses are implemented as focusing devices the application range can be expanded to high photon energies maintaining high resolution with small effort. PI ( Physik Instrumente ) had the opportunity to build up the mechanical portion of the hard X-ray nano-tomography instrument on Beamline P05 at PETRA III, operated by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht ( Hamburg, Germany ). With refractive lenses made out of a SU-8 based negative resist by KIT/IMT, the instrument will become a valuable contribution to the synchrotron user community. During the seminar the instrument is introduced from an engineering point of view and the refractive optics to be implemented are presented. Furthermore, PI’s ( Physik Instrumente ) vision of modern beamline instrumentation is pointed out, focusing on usability and experimental flexibility. In addition, we will highlight PI’s ( Physik Instrumente ) key technologies and products that are being implemented in beamline instrumentation to meet the researcher’s needs.
Location: Perseverance Hall, Building 54
Author: Elizabeth Moxon