Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource 14-3


Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource Experimental Station 14-3b is a bending magnet side station dedicated to X-Ray Imaging and Micro X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy of biological, biomedical, materials, and geological samples. Station 14-3b is equipped with specialized instrumentation for XRF imaging data collection in the Tender X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy regime of 2-5 KeV. Capabilities for XRF Imaging and XANES Spectroscopy is captured between 2100 and 5000 eV. Sigray achromatic paraboidal lenses are used to achieve microfocus with a beam size of either 1 or 5 microns. BL14-3b is ideal for obtaining elemental maps or small samples (~ 20 µm to 25 mm) as well as performing XANES on selected points in the sample (~5 µm2). Sample positions are controlled using submicron accuracy by a Newport sample stage and an inside He purged sample chamber. Synchrotron data source acquisition for XRF Imaging, micro-XAS, and XANES Imaging  and processing software SAMware can be found at the BL14-3 Wiki page. For more information, including beam line specifications, visit the SSRL Experimental Station 14-3b homepage.

Data Source Contributions

Acquisition Techniques

  • Variable Energy X-Ray Fluorescence Mapping
  • Micro-XANES Imaging and Tomography
  • Micro-EXAFS Imaging
  • XANES Spectroscopy



Federal Acknowledgements

Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource Experimental Station 14-3b is an external collaborator data source located at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, CA. Use of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515.  The SSRL Structural Molecular Biology Program is supported by the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research, and by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (P30GM133894).  The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIGMS or NIH.

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