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The nano X-ray techniques available at I14 can also be applied in a time resolved manner to image reactions, crystallization or other sample changes taking place in real time.
We have adapted in-situ TEM holders that can be placed on the beamline for imaging in either liquid or gas environments.
Samples can be heated or electrically biased, and the gas or liquid can be under constant flow or can flow in, and then be left to react.
Looped XRF, XANES or XRD scans can then be set up to follow a reaction within the cell.
Both DENS and Protochips in situ holders are available at the beamline.
Using the in-situ set up, we have looked at corrosion, catalysts and crystallization.
More information about catalysts in situ: A cell design for correlative hard X-ray nanoprobe and electron microscopy studies of catalysts under in situ conditions, J. Parker et al., J. Synchrotron Rad. 2022, 29, 431-438, https://doi.org/10.1107/S1600577521013576
Imaging in an in situ liquid environment: An in situ liquid environment for synchrotron hard X-ray nanoprobe microscopy, G. T. van de Kerkhof et al., 2023, Materials at High Temperatures, 40, 4, 371-375, https://doi.org/10.1080/09603409.2023.2213579
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