A versatile soft x-ray transmission system for time resolved in situ microscopy with chemical contrast
2009 (English)In: Ultramicroscopy, ISSN 0304-3991, E-ISSN 1879-2723, Vol. 109, no 9, 1157-1163 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present the design and operation of a versatile soft X-ray transmission system for time resolved in situ microscopy with chemical contrast. The utility of the setup is demonstrated by results from following a corrosion process of iron in saline environment, subjected to a controlled humid atmosphere. The system includes a transmission flow-cell reactor that allows for in situ microscopic probing with soft X-rays. We employ a full field technique by using a nearly collimated X-ray beam that produces an unmagnified projection of the transmitted soft X-rays (below 1.1 keV) which is magnified and recorded by an optical CCD camera. Time lapse series with chemical contrast allow us to follow and interpret the chemical processes in detail. The obtainable lateral resolution is a few mu m, sufficient to detect filiform corrosion on iron.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 109, no 9, 1157-1163 p.
X-ray microscopy, X-ray microscope design and characterization, In situ specimen treatment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-98009DOI: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2009.05.002ISI: 000269631700008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-98009DiVA: diva2:173164