General

NanoMAX is a beamline project started in 2012. The beamline will go from the status of project to that of an operational beamline towards the end of 2017. Beamline is coming in operation with limited performances and for a reduced amount of beamtime. Beamline commissioning and user operation will go in parallel during 2017, with increasing time dedicated to users as the beamline reaches defined performances. Beamline development and improvement will continue beyond the end of the project.

The beamline includes two experimental stations:

– STXM, dedicated to scanning transmission microscopy methods using extremely tight beams down to 10 nm

– CXDI, dedicated to a more flexible sample and detector geometry with beam in the 50-200 nm range using KB-optics for focusing.

– A third (temporary) station has been put in place during early commissioning of the beamline with the aim of testing beamline performances, including instrument control, data acquisition and other beamline components. This “expert” setup has provided the first encouraging results in early June 2016 on focusing with FZP and has been used for the first test with expert users. This setup has only test purposes and is not available for users.

Description for first user call

The first station to be opened for external users is the CDXI.

For the first User Call, the end-station will work with reduced capabilities. The methods provided are scanning imaging with absorption and scattering contrast in transmission geometry, and X-ray fluorescence.

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