A vacuum-compatible wet-specimen chamber for compact x-ray microscopy
2007 (English)In: Journal of Microscopy, ISSN 0022-2720, E-ISSN 1365-2818, Journal of Microscopy, Vol. 226, no 1, 71-73 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Soft X-ray microscopy is a powerful tool for investigations of, for example, polymers or soils in their natural liquid environment. This requires a wet-specimen chamber. Compact X-ray microscopy allows the horizontal mounting of such samples, thereby reducing the influence of gravitational forces. We have developed a wet-specimen chamber for such compact X-ray microscope. The chamber is vacuum compatible, which reduces the exposure time. The vacuum sealing is achieved by a combination of mechanical sealing and sealing by bio-compatible glue. With the wet-specimen chamber the specimens can be kept in an aqueous environment in a vacuum of 10(-4) mbar for several hours. Imaging of lipid droplets in water demonstrates the function of the wet-specimen chamber.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 226, no 1, 71-73 p.
compact X-ray microscopy, wet cell, wet-specimen chamber
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6204ISI: 000245101000009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33947397151OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6204DiVA: diva2:10848
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