The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

Beamline Components

Beamline Components
Precision Roller Jacks Mass Spectrometer System X-Ray Slits
Levels Filter and Metal Foil Sets NIST Standard Reference Materials


Precision Roller Jacks
ADC Precision Crossed Roller Jacks

 Detector Pool has one unit available for loan.
Model DJ400-50
Precision jacks feature stepper motor actuation, crossed-roller bearings, Acme thread leadscrew, black anodized aluminum structure, stainless steel hardware, and up and down limit switches. Crossed-roller bearings guarantee maximum rigidity and straightness of trajectory.
Dimensions in. (mm)
A: 4.67 (119.1)
B: 7.5 (190.5)
C MIN: 17.3 (438.6)
C MAX: 25.0 (635.8)
D: 3.75 (95.25)
E: 1.88 (47.63)
F: 1.14 (35.72)
DB9 Pin Assignments

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Mass Spectrometer System
Dycor LC-Series Mass Spectrometer System
Detector Pool has one unit available for loan.
Dycor LC100M Mass Spectrometer
Includes LC-Series Power Supply, Electrometer and Analyzer head with the following features.
1-100 AMU range
Open Ion Source
Faraday Cup Detector
Channel Plate Electron Multiplier
Rs-232 Port
Dylink32 interface software
System 200 Software
M240 Pressure Reduction Inlet Manifold
Includes all-metal, high conductance valve, bypass valve, and aperture.
VPS700 Dry Pumping System
ncludes wide-range turbomolecular pumping station with an Alcatel ATP 100 (70 l/s compound turbopump) controlled by an Alcatel ACP 200 T controller.
Alcatel ACP28 Dry Primary Pump
Peak pumping speed

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X-ray Slits
JJ X-ray Slits
The APS Detector pool has three different X-Ray Slits from JJ X-Ray. They can be used under the following conditions as required by JJ X-Ray
If an APS beamline experiences trouble with one of the products listed below they can
  • Contact Karsten Joensen from JJ X-Ray to inform them of the problem and arrange for a repair scenario.
  • Contact the APS Detector Pool to request one of the on-site loaners
At this point, the APS Detector Pool will
  • Sign out the relevant product (noting contact details, name, telephone, email, as well as the product type)
  • E-mail JJ-X-Ray to informing them that the product has been signed out. The e-mail will include the contact details for the beamline.
The beamline responsible should then proceed to expediently ensure that repairing is possible by sending the slits etc.
Once the repaired products have been returned the beamline responsible should return the products so that they may be ready for other users. At this point in time both the beamline and the APS Detector Pool will email JJ X-Ray that the slits have in fact been returned.
JJ X-Ray Home Page
JJ X-Ray ESRF High Precision Miniature Slit JJ X-Ray Slit Type3(air version) JJ X-Ray Slit Type 3(vacuum version)
Blade Material: Tungsten Carbide sub-micro type 6 UF (corn size 0.4 micron) 2mm thick Knife edge: 2 degrees Blade Material: Tungsten Carbide, edge with radius=16 mm on side 1 0.5 deg knife edge on side 2 Blade Material: Tungsten Carbide, edge with radius=16 mm/ 0.5 deg. knife edge
Dimenations: 1113 mm by 113 mm by 45 mm Dimenations: 95 mm by 95 mm by 50 mm Dimenations:120 mm by 120 mm by 64 mm
Outer Surface: Chemical Nickel Outer Surface: Anodized Aluminium Outer Surface: Anodized Aluminium
Aperture size: 6 mm by 6mm (maximum)    
Translation Range: +/- 7mm Translation Range: +/- 13mm Translation Range: +/-14mm
Resolution: Aperture: 0.8 micron in Full Step Translation: 0.3 micron in Full step Resolution: 1mm = 1000 full steps Resolution: 1mm = 1000 full steps
Repeatability: <1 micron (Unidirectional) Repeatability: ± 1.0 micron (Unidirectional) ± 3.0 micron (Bi-directional) Repeatability: ± 1.0 micron (Unidirectional) ± 3.0 micron (Bi-directional)
Absolute Accuracy: +/- 3 micron Absolute Accuracy:> ± 2 micron (over 3 mm) Absolute Accuracy: ± 2 micron (over 3 mm)
Motors: Amp. 0.45/phase (please note the low current) Aperture: Stepper 0,4 micron/half step Translation: 0.15 micron/half step Motors: Vexta type 1PK244M-01B, 0.9 deg step angle, 3.3 ohm, 1.2 amp Motors: Stepper motor, 0.9 deg step angle, 4VDC, 1.2 amp
Guiding: Precision ball slides    
Electrical Connection: Male 15 pins Sub-D Electrical Connection:Cable Diagram Electrical Connection:Cable Diagram
End Stop: Microswitches electrically coupled to the 15 pins Sub-D connector End Stop: 8 pieces micro switch End Stop: 2*4 pieces micro switches coupled to the 2 motor Sub-D15 connectors
Weight: ~1 kg Weight: ~3 kg Weight: ~3 kg
Vacuum Option: Vac. Connection: 10^-5 mbar Operation - Completely inside vacuum chamber (not in EOS Equipment Pool inventory).    
ESRF High Precision Miniature Slit Assembly drawing JJ X-Ray Slit Type 3 (air verson) sketch JJ X-Ray Slit Type 3 (vacuum verson) sketch

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LEICA NA730 Automatic Level
Dectector Pool has 2 units available for loan.
Per km doulble run 1.2mm
Single measurement – Target distance 30m 0.8 mm
Setting accuracy < 0.3
Working range ± 15'
Impact standard ISO 9022-33-5
Resistance to water and dust ingress IP57
Temperature Range
- Operation -20° to +50°C
- Storage -40° to +70°C
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions 21x12x12 cm
Weight 1.7kg
Leica GeoSystems website
Leica NA730 Datasheet
Leica NA730 Users Manual
Survey Reference Material


Wild Heerbrugg N3 Level
The Wild Heerbrugg level plus survey stand is available for loan 
Detector Pool has 1 available for loan.
  Standard deviation for 1km double run levelling 0.2mm
Telescope, w/panfocal optics erect image
Clear objective aperture 52mm
Magnification (decreases at short distances) 11x@0.4
Field of view at 100m / 1m 1.80m / 5cm
Shortest focusing distance .45m
Tubular level, sensitivity per 2mm 10"
Setting accuracy (split bubble) 0.25"
Circular level, sensitivity per 2mm 2'
Tilting screw with graduation 8 Revolutions
Range = 8revs = 400 intervals (400:100000) 4.00mm / 1m (824’’)
1 revolution = 50 intervals (50:100000) 0.50mm / 1m (103’’)
1 interval of drum (1:100000) 0.01mm / 1m (2’’)
Range = 8revs = 400 intervals (400:100000) 4.00mm / 1m (824’’)

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NIST Standard Reference Materials

The Equipment Pool has obtained quantities of Standard Reference Materials from NIST

SRMs 640c, 660a, and 675 consist of materials with select crystallographic and microstructure properties used in the evaluation of diffraction equipment for the following variables:

  1. d-spaceing or line position
  2. line or instrument intensity
  3. instrumental or sample contributions to the shape of reflection profiles
  NIST Standard Reference Materials
SRM Type MSDS Certificate XRD Application Lattice Parameters
(in nm)
640 Silicon Powder
(0.54311946 ±
660a Lanthanum
(0.41569162 ±
675 Mica 675
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low 2q

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Filter and Metal Foil Sets
X-Ray Fluorescent Filter Set

EXAFS Materials has developed a process for fabricating large-area filters of uniform thickness. Each filter is mounted in an Aluminum frame, 10 cm x 10 cm. They are sized to fit the Lytle Detector manufactured by the EXAFS COMPANY, Eagle Valley, HC 74 Box 236, Pionce, NV, 89043.

  X-Ray Fluorescent Filter Set
  Metal Thickness: 3 abs.
Thickness: 6 abs.
  Ti 90 100
  V 90 100
  Cr 90 100
  Mn 90 100
  Fe 90 100
Co 90 100
Ni 90 100
Cu 90 100
Zn 90 100
Ga 90 100
Ge 90 100
As 90 100
  Se 90 100
  Zr 150 180
  Mo 150 180
  Special Filters
  Metal   Thickness: 6 abs. lengths
  Sr   300
  Y   150
  Ag   200
  Ru   400
  In   180


X-Ray 3d and 4d/5d Metal Foil Sets:

These foil sets are comprised of a series of ultra-thin 3d, 4d and 5d metal foils as standards for EXAFS and XANES measurement. Each 3d foil is approximately 5 microns thick (to give approximately 1.5 absorption lengths above the K-edge) and is mounted in individual electroplated Aluminum frames, 2.6 cm x 4.6 cm in size. The foil area is approximately 1 cm x 3 cm. The 4d and 5d foils have a greater thickness.

This set of foils was purchased from
871 El Cerro Blvd
Danville, CA 94526
  3d Metal Foils
  Metal Thickness
  Ti 6 um
  V 5 um
  Cr 1 um
  Mn -325 mesh
  Fe 7.5um
Co 6 um
Se -325 mesh
Ni 6 um
Cu 7.5 um
Zn 17 um
4d and 5d Metal Foils
Metal Thickness
Zr 20 um
  Nb 25 um
  Mo 15 um
  Ag 25 um
  Pd 25 um
  Sn 50 um
  Sb -325 mesh
  Au 5 um
  Pb 12 um
  Pt 5 um
  Ta 5 um
  As -325 mesh
EXAFS Materials Reference X-Ray Spectra

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