Study On Iron Minerals within Specific Microfossil Morphospecies

This study shows that specific microfossil populations of the 1.88 Ga Gunflint Iron Formation contain Fe-silicate and Fe-carbonate nanocrystal concentrations in cell interiors.

Understanding the Role of Bionchar in Soil Fertility

This study identified a complex, nutrient-rich organic coating on co-composted biochar that covers the outer and inner (pore) surfaces of biochar particles

Novel Graphene-Capped Multichannel Array Sample Platform for PEEM

A novel graphene-capped multichannel array sample platform was developed to extend the capabilities of photoelectron spectromicroscopy to routine liquid and atmospheric pressure studies with standard PEEM setups.

The spectromicroscopy (SM) facility at CLS has one beam line (10ID-1), enabling users to perform studies in the fields of polymer science, environmental science, and biological applications to novel material design and magnetic imaging. 


CLS-SM consists of an Apple II Elliptically Polarizing Undulator (EPU), a plane grating  monochromator (PGM), two branch lines, and two microscopes:


        Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscope (STXM)


        X-ray Photoemission Electron Microscope (X-PEEM)


List of Publications »

  • Melo, Lis G.A.; Hitchcock, Adam P. (2019). Electron beam damage of perfluorosulfonic acid studied by soft X-ray s .... Micron 121, 8-20. 10.1016/j.micron.2019.02.006.
  • Zhang, Chunzi; Wang, Jian; Li, Yuanshi; Li, Xiaoju; Koughia, Cyril et al. (2019). VO2 microrods synthesized from V2O5 thin films. Applied Surface Science 476, 259-264. 10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.01.087.
  • Zhang, Weiwei; Melo, Lis G. de A.; Hitchcock, Adam P.; Bassim, Nabil (2019). Electron beam damage of epoxy resin films studied by scanning transmis .... Micron 120, 74-79. 10.1016/j.micron.2019.02.003.