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X-ray microprobe instruments for synchrotron X-ray fluorescence experiments that analyze elemental and chemical constituents are in high demand.
The Maia X-ray Microprobe Detector system is a breakthrough advance for data acquisition rates for synchrotron X-ray fluorescence and X-ray absorption spectroscopy at micrometer- to nanometer-scales.
Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Microprobe
It is expected that the X-ray microprobe line (#12) and two new beamlines (small molecule crystallography, coordinated by Jim Britten, MCIC, and soft X-ray emission spectroscopy coordinated by Alex Moewes) will be reviewed by the FAC in the next year (see footnote to Table 1).
The X-ray imaging techniques, with scann ing transmission and photoemission X-ray microscopes and the X-ray microprobe, are simply not available in the laboratory because they require intense continuous X-ray sources.
Both the x-ray microprobe
and the proton microprobe can be used to make high-resolution elemental maps, so changes in elemental concentration can be explored over very small areas.
A new x-ray microprobe
(XMP) developed at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J., creates an x ray just 2[[micro]meter] across - 1,000 times smaller than conventional x-ray probes.