The SoftiMAX STXM end-station is a room-temperature system that operates down to 1e-6 mbar, but can be back-filled with helium also.

PhotodiodeOpto Diode Corp AXUV20HS1
PMTHamamatsu H3164-10, with P43 scintillator
2D detectorZyla 5.5, with FOP and P43 scintillator; front-illuminated sCMOS, up to 100 fps; 2560 x 2160 pixels, 16.6 x 14.0 mm; FOP with 3 μm channel diameter
2D detectorTuscen Dhyana 95, direct detection; back-illuminated sCMOS, up to 24 fps; 2048 x 2048 pixels, 22.528 × 22.528 mm; 11 μm pixel size
SDDAmptek X123 Fast SDD,70mm2; C2 window (Si3N4)


Sample mounting

The sample holders support TEM grids and silicon nitride membranes with an outer dimension from 3 x 3 mm2 to 5 x 5 mm2. The membrane thickness should be 50–100 nm, depending on X-ray energy. The membrane sizes should be from 0.5 x 0.5 mm2 up to 1.5 x 1.5 mm2.