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Beamline 9-ID-B,C: Bionanoprobe & Ultra Small Angle X-ray Scattering

X-ray Science Division, APS
Chemistry, Materials Science, Life Sciences


This beamline supports nanofluorescence imaging, coherent diffraction imaging (9-ID-B Bionanoprobe) and USAXS experiments (9-ID-C).


Supported Techniques

  • Nano-imaging
  • Microfluorescence (hard x-ray)
  • Coherent x-ray scattering (hard x-ray)
  • Ultra-small-angle x-ray scattering

Beamline Controls and Data Acquisition

EPICS based beam line controls with SPEC data acquisition software.


  • Si position-sensitive strip detector (Mythen)
  • Pilatus 100k pixel detector
  • PIN diodes
  • Position-sensitive ion chamber
  • SII Vortex-ME4: SDD EDS (4-elements)
  • Pilatus 300k pixel detector

Additional Equipment


Special Capabilities

  • High-resolution secondary monochromators and analyzers, each optimized for a specific absorption edge Diamond phase retarders for incident polarization control

Local Contacts

Name IVAN KUZMENKO (Ultra Small Angle Scattering)
Phone 630.252.0327
Name JAN ILAVSKY (Ultra Small Angle Scattering)
Phone 630.252.0866
Name BENJAMIN REINHART (Engineer support)
Phone 630.252.7128
Name SI CHEN (Bionanoprobe)
Phone 630.252.0807
Name JUNJING DENG (X-ray Ptychography)
Phone 630.252.0837

Beamline Specs

Source (upstream)

3.3 Undulator (Undulator A)

Source (downstream)

3.3 Undulator (Undulator A)

Monochromator Type


Energy Range

4.5-30 keV

Resolution (ΔE/E)

1 x 10 -4

Flux (photons/sec)

1 x 1013 @9 keV

Beam Size (HxV)


1.5mm x .8mm

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Current Status:

Operational/Accepting General Users

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