Development of a Cryo Scanning Transmission X-Ray Microscope at the NSLS

  • Jörg Maser
  • Chris Jacobsen
  • Janos Kirz
  • Angelika Osanna
  • Steve Spector
  • Steve Wang
  • Jan Warnking


We have developed a cryo Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscope at the X1A beamline at the NSLS. The system is designed to image hydrated biological objects of a thickness of several micrometers at temperatures of around 110 K at a resolution of ultimately 30 nm or less. A description of the setup of the cryo-STXM is given. We have started to commission the system and present some results, including first images of biological samples.


Vacuum Chamber Test Pattern Biological Object Zone Plate Thermal Drift 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörg Maser
    • 1
  • Chris Jacobsen
    • 1
  • Janos Kirz
    • 1
  • Angelika Osanna
    • 1
  • Steve Spector
    • 1
  • Steve Wang
    • 1
  • Jan Warnking
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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