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  • News: BioXAS Imaging is entering General User phase

    Posted on July 22, 2020
    BioXAS Imaging Macro and Micro resolution modes will be in General User phase this upcoming cycle. Important information, such as flux, specifications, setup and sample holder sizes for both modes can be found under Resolution modes and User information on this website. Please contact us if you have questions.

  • XRF imaging of bumble bees in Macro-mode Image

    News: XRF imaging of bumble bees in Macro-mode

    Posted on May 06, 2020
    Researchers were interested to localize Se contaminant in bumble bees. XRF images were collected with bi-directional fly scanning at 40 μm resolution and 250 ms dwell time. Distribution of K (green), Cu (blue) and Fe (red) are presented.  

  • Students from Halifax Grammar School at the beamline Image

    News: Students from Halifax Grammar School at the beamline

    Posted on March 03, 2020
    Students were interested in how metals/metalloids are distributed within soft tissue of blue mussels (Mytilus edulis). Different organs were indentified and imaged. This image represents the distribution of various elements in the mussel's gills. Data were collected with bi-directional macro-mode fly scanning at 40 micron resolution and 200 ms dwell time.

  • First user at the beamline Image

    News: First user at the beamline

    Posted on January 14, 2020
    Our first user at the beamline collected data in micro-mode to investigate phytoremediation potential of plants grown at mining impacted site.

  • First XRF images collected in Micro-mode Image

    News: First XRF images collected in Micro-mode

    Posted on October 24, 2019
    XRF images representing Ca, Zn, Hg and S distribution in zebrafish. Data were collected as fly scan in micro-mode at 5 μm resolution.  

  • More XRF images collected in Macro-mode Image

    News: More XRF images collected in Macro-mode

    Posted on July 03, 2019
    Distribution of Ca, Fe and Zn in fern leaves. XRF images collected  with bi-directional fly scanning at 100 μm resolution and 50 ms dwell time.

  • More XRF images collected in Macro-mode Image

    News: More XRF images collected in Macro-mode

    Posted on February 15, 2019
    Distribution of Mn and Zn in dry leaves at different resolution. XRF images were collected using the macro-mode setup with bi-directional fly scanning and three different beam size defining apertures (20, 50, 150 microns). 

  • Students at the beamline Image

    News: Students at the beamline

    Posted on June 02, 2018
    Curiosity driven highschool students investigated Cu mine drainage impact on the surrounding environment. Copper uptake in brown algae (Fucus gardneri) were studied using fly scan XRF imaging in Macro-mode at 100 μm resolution and 50 ms.

  • First XRF images collected in Macro-mode Image

    News: First XRF images collected in Macro-mode

    Posted on June 09, 2017
    Although dry leaves could depict an end, but for us this image meant a beginning, a start to contribute to science and knowledge.