The Scanning X-ray Microscopy (I08) and Soft X-ray Ptychography (I08-1) Beamline at Diamond - status update webinar

Sep 15. till Sep 15.

The Scanning X-ray Microscopy (I08) and Soft X-ray Ptychography (I08-1) Beamline at Diamond - status update webinar

This webinar is geared towards anyone who wishes to find out more about the Scanning X-ray Microscopy (I08) and Soft X-ray Ptychography (I08-1) beamline.

This event will focus on providing updates on the developments and current status of the beamline. Useful information from proposal writing to sample preparation and data analysis will be presented and discussed together with beamline staff.

15/09/20222022-09-15 - 15/09/20222022-09-15
Online - via Zoom
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About the Beamline

The I08 Scanning X-ray microscopy beamline is part Diamond’s Imaging and Microscopy Group and covers the soft and tender X-ray photon energy range and is therefore optimised for the analysis of organic and inorganic matter on nanoscopic and microscopic scales.

The beamline attracts experimenters from a broad range of scientific areas including biogeochemistry, earth and environmental science, biology, planetary science, materials science and energy research.

The beamline consists of two end-stations:

  • I08 dedicated to conventional scanning X-ray microscopy
  • I08-1 optimised for soft X-ray ptychography

Both instruments offer spectromicroscopic modalities as NEXAFS/ XANES and micro-XRF.

About the Event

This 2-hour webinar is dedicated to all scientists with any level of expertise in scanning X-ray microscopy. During the event a series of presentations will showcase the capabilities and potential of the two beamline instruments and examples of experiments performed on I08 and i08-1 will be demonstrated.

The webinar will be delivered in two parts.

  • During the first part: the beamline staff will present the I08 instrument for conventional scanning X-ray microscopy and the new I08-1 instrument optimised for ptychography experiments.
  • During the second part: the beamline staff will be available for an extended Q&A focusing on proposal writing, experiments design, sample preparation and data analysis.


Please note the agenda timings are in BST (UK time zone).

Time Session
14:00 - 15:00 Presentations on I08 capabilities, experiment examples and future developments
15:00 - 15:10 Coffee break
15:10 - 16:00 Q&A session:
·        Beamtime proposal writing
·        Experiment design
·        Sample preparation
·        Data analysis


This online event is free to attend but registration is essential.

Registrations will be open until 13:00 (BST) on Thursday 15th September 2022.



  • Burkhard Kaulich is the Principal Beamline Scientist responsible for the Scanning X-ray Microscopy Beamline I08 and soft X-ray ptychography I08-1 at Diamond
  • Benedikt Daurer is the I08/I08-1 Data Analysis Scientist for ptychography.

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