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Hard x-ray scanning nanoprobe with cryogenic capabilities for biological, environmental and materials sciences


The Bionanoprobe is part of Microscopy Group of X-ray Science Division.

The Bionanoprobe has been serving the user community since 2011. The major focus is trace element mapping in both two and three dimensions with sub-100 nm spatial resolution.  It also supports ultrastructure analysis with ptychography technique. This instrument is unique in cryogenic capabilities including a cryogenic sample environment during measurements and cryogenic sample transfer at a temperature close to liquid nitrogen temperature.