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National Center for X-Ray Tomography (NCXT)

 

Scientific discipline: Biology

 

GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION
Operational Yes
Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle)

Source characteristics

Bend magnet

Energy range

400 - 1300 eV

Monochromator

Zone-plate linear

Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA)

Images with 2048 x 2048 pixels

Resolving power (E/ĢE)

500–700

Endstations

X-ray microscope (XM-2)

Characteristics

Full-field soft x-ray transmission microscope

Spatial resolution

Zone-plate dependent

Detectors

Back-thinned 2048- x 2048-pixel CCD camera

Field of view

15 µm single field; virtually unlimited larger areas can be tiled together like a mosaic

Samples

Sample dependent, typically cryogenic

Sample environment

70 K helium gas

Special notes

Mutual indexing system with visible-light microscopy provided to position and focus sample

Scientific disciplines Biology

Scientific applications

Transmission imaging x-ray microscopy for biological samples; x-ray tomography for three-dimensional imaging

Local contact

Mark LeGros
Physical Biosciences Division, Berkeley Lab
Phone: (510) 486-6892
Fax: (510) 486-5664

Spokesperson

Carolyn Larabell
Physical Biosciences Division, Berkeley Lab
Phone: (510) 486-5890
Fax: (510) 486-5664

Beamline phone number

(510) 486-5198

Website

http://ncxt.lbl.gov/