Sample mounting

The SoftiMAX STXM uses metal plate sample holders in 6 and 8 hole variants. 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.

Schematic illustration of the SoftiMAX sample holder
The sample holders are inserted from the top into the holder. No fixtures are necessary.
Position of the sample holder at the beamline

Experimental data download

Data can be downloaded either using Globus, or via normal sftp. Please contact beamline staff for more information.


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