The Hard X-ray nanoprobe beamline is a dedicated facility for nanoscale microscopy and welcomed first users in March 2017. The nanoprobe aims to provide a flexible endstation, with a beam size of 50 nm, optimised for scanning X-ray fluorescence, X-ray spectroscopy and diffraction. To maximise the distance from the focusing optic to the sample, the beamline extends beyond the main building to a distance of approximately 185m, and is housed in a new external building
I14 provides a state of the art facility in which a focused x-ray spot is positioned or scanned over a specimen. The central theme of the beamline is the ability to obtain structural and chemically-specific information on a full range of materials (inorganic/organic) under both static and real (e.g. wet, heated, in-situ strain) conditions, providing a facility new to the UK.
The HXNP aims to provide: