The scientific applications of a beamline is determined by the size, material and particular requirements for the sample on the one hand and the radiation source (energy range, beam properties) and the optical layout of the beamline (resolution, exposure times, beam size) on the other.
To give some ideas about what might and what might not be possible to achieve on I13L, these examples are from experiments on similar beamlines at other synchrotrons.
Medical Research: Investigations on Injectable bone substitute
Collaboration P. Weiss, Experiment ID22, ESRF
Synchrotron radiation based imaging provides valuable information for many applications in medical research. In this example, micro-tomography helps to give an insight of the effect of injectable bone substitute. The aim of the study is to learn about the enhancement of bone growth by the substitute. The bone (grey in the image) growth depends on several parameters such as the grain (white in the image) size and elapsed time. The results are transferable for medical applications.
Reference: "Synchrotron and non synchrotron X-ray microtomography three-dimensional imaging representation of bone ingrowth in calcium phosphate biomaterials," P. Weiss, D. Le Nihouannen, C. Rau, P. Pilet, E. Aguado, O. Gauthier, A. Jean and G. Daclusi, European Cells and Materials, Suppl. 1, 48-49, (2005).