25-27 November 2015
National Centre for Synchrotron Science
Australia/Melbourne timezone

Lost in transmission? Recent outcomes with fast-framing cameras at the XFM beamline.

27 Nov 2015, 13:30
National Centre for Synchrotron Science

National Centre for Synchrotron Science

Australian Synchrotron 800 Blackburn Road Clayton VIC 3168
Board: BT-12
Poster Beamlines, Instrumentation and Techniques Poster Session 2


Dr Martin de Jonge (Australian Synchrotron)


X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy uses a focussed beam and an energy resolving detector to map trace metals at exquisite sensitivity and resolution for a broad diversity of research programmes. For the majority of investigations in the biological and environmental sciences, over 90% of the beam intensity goes straight through the specimen. At a minimum, this beam is detected and used to determine an absorption map of the specimen. We have recently had an opportunity to use two different x-ray cameras: a PixiRad-1 and and Eiger 1M. Over around 4 weeks of merit beamtime these were used for a wide variety of experiments, including: micro-SAXS, micro diffraction, scanning x-ray diffraction microscopy, differential phase contrast, and to observe Kossel lines. Here we present some results from each of these, along with some cost-benefit analysis of the various camera options for the beamline. Please come and tell us if you have another use for a transmission camera in the microprobe geometry!

Primary author

Dr Martin de Jonge (Australian Synchrotron)


Dr Brian Abbey (LaTrobe University) Dr Chris Ryan (CSIRO) Daryl Howard (Australian Synchrotron) David Paterson (Australian Synchrotron) Dr Michael Jones (Australian Synchrotron) Mr Nicholas Phillips (LTU/CXS) Dr Peter Lynch (Deakin University) Robin Kirkham (CSIRO) Dr Stephen Mudie (Australian Synchrotron)

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