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Beamline 2-ID-D: Microfluorescence and Microdiffraction

Life Sciences, Materials Science, Environmental Science, GeoScience


Beamline 2-ID-D is devoted to sub-micron high-resolution x-ray imaging studies. Most work on the beamline centers on microfluorescence, microdiffraction, and micro-XANES analysis of a variety of materials.


Supported Techniques

  • Microfluorescence (hard x-ray)
  • Microdiffraction
  • Micro x-ray absorption fine structure

Beamline Controls and Data Acquisition

The beamline is run with linux and Window workstations using various EPICS-based applications.


  • Silicon drift detector
  • Ionization chambers
  • Large area CCD
  • NaI scintillation detector
  • X-ray alignment camera

Additional Equipment

  • Newport kappa diffractometer
  • Optical table with 6 degrees of freedom
  • Scanning microprobes

Local Contacts

Name BARRY LAI (Micro Fluorescence)
Phone 630.252.6405
Name ZHONGHOU CAI (Micro Diffraction)
Phone 630.252.0144

Beamline Specs


3.3 Undulator (Undulator A)

Monochromator Type

Kohzu Si(111)

Energy Range

5-30 keV

Resolution (ΔE/E)

1.4 x 10 -4

Flux (photons/sec)

4 x 109 @10 keV

Beam Size (HxV)


.2µm x .2µm

Current Status:

Operational/Accepting General Users

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