I08-1 Soft X-ray Ptychography Webinar

Sep 22. till Sep 22.

I08-1 Soft X-ray Ptychography Webinar

Join us on 22nd September 2021 from 14:00-16:00 BST at the I08-1 X-ray Ptychography Webinar that aims to demonstrate current and future capabilities of the I08-1 soft X-ray ptychography instrument along with extended Q&A sessions.

22/09/20212021-09-22T14:00:00 - 22/09/20212021-09-22T16:00:00
14:00 - 16:00
Online via Zoom Webinar
Register here

About the I08-1 X-ray Ptychography Instrument

Image About the I08-1 X-ray Ptychography Instrument

Conventional scanning X-ray microscopes find applications in all major research fields, in many cases approaching lateral resolutions mostly limited by the diffraction properties of microprobe forming optics. This limitation in lateral resolution can be surpassed  by the so-called 'ptychography' approach, where coherent X-ray light is raster-scanned with high overlap across a specimen of interest. Diffraction patterns are recorded for each position of the raster scan and real-space images are reconstructed by computational methods.

I08-1 (previously named J08) is the Diamond soft X-ray ptychography instrument optimised for imaging and spectromicroscopy at higher lateral resolution than achievable with conventional scanning X-ray microscopes. The instrument shares beamline optics with the I08 instrument and will be operated in its final optimisation stage in the 250 -2000 eV photon energy range although we offer currently only radiation in the 500-1000 eV photon energy range for imaging and limited spectromicroscopy. The I08-1 instrument is designed for and will be upgraded to LN2 cryogenic specimen environments and ptycho-tomography in the future. Specimen mounts are compatible for both I08 and I08-1 branchlines.

Click here to learn more about I08-1(J08)

Proposed Agenda


Wednesday, 22nd September 2021
Time Session Speaker
14:00 - 14:05  Welcome & Overview  Paul Quinn, Science Group Leader - Imaging and Microscopy, Diamond Light Source
14:05 – 14:35  "The soft x-ray pychography project at Diamond: Status and future perspectives" Burkhard Kaulich, Principal Beamline Scientist I08, Diamond Light Source  
14:35 – 14:55  Q&A  
14:55 – 15:05  Break
15:05 - 15:35  "Ptychographic data processing at I08-1" Benedikt Daurer, Data Analysis Scientist - Ptychography, Diamond Light Source 
15:35 – 15:55  Q&A   
15:55 – 16:00  Wrap Up & Final Points Burkhard Kaulich, Principal Beamline Scientist I08, Diamond Light Source


Registration & Useful Information


There is no fee to attend this educational webinar. Registration closes at 12:00 BST on 22nd September 2021.

Once registered, all final details including the agenda and Zoom link to join the session will be sent the day before the event. 

As the event is taking place virtually, you will need access to an online device such as a laptop, computer or iPad. To help with interaction, it is also encouraged to have a working webcam and microphone (if not already built in to your online device). 

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact events@diamond.ac.uk

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