Nanoscopic Imaging for Protein Localization

The protein location associated with the alteration of a DNA-methylation pathway was imaged at an ultra-high resolution of 30 nanometers

New Application of Halide Electrolyte in Li–O2 Batteries

Li–O2 batteries with Li3InCl6 exhibit decreased interfacial resistance and enhanced decomposition of discharge products.

Better Understanding of Phosphorene Degradation

This paper provides a better understanding of phosphorene degradation and is valuable for the development of phosphorene-based materials.

Study on the cellular structure and chemistry of Candidatus Mcas

A new adaptation to the microbial sulfur cycle in a giant magnetotactic bacterium is reported.

Understanding the Organomineral Interactions in Permafrost System

This paper suggests that organomineral complexation is crucial to predict C stability as permafrost systems warm.

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 »

  • Yang, Wenjuan; Eraky, Haytham; Zhang, Chunyang; Hitchcock, Adam P.; Zhitomirsky, Igor et al. (2024). Electrochemical and scanning transmission X-ray microscopy studies of MnO2 and Mn3O4 for supercapacitor cathodes: Influence of fabrication method and electrochemical activation on charge storage. Chemical Engineering Journal 483, 149391. 10.1016/j.cej.2024.149391.
  • Mo, Shengkai; An, Hanwen; Liu, Qingsong; Zhu, Jiaming; Fu, Chuankai et al. (2024). Multistage bridge engineering for electrolyte and interface enables quasi-solid batteries to operate at -40°C. Energy Storage Materials 65, 103179. 10.1016/j.ensm.2024.103179.
  • Wieland, Simon; Ramsperger, Anja F. R. M.; Gross, Wolfgang; Lehmann, Moritz; Witzmann, Thomas et al. (2024). Nominally identical microplastic models differ greatly in their particle-cell interactions. Nature Communications 15(1) . 10.1038/s41467-024-45281-4.