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  • New workspace at the beamline Image

    News: New workspace at the beamline

    Posted on March 31, 2021
    Users now have access to a new workspace at the beamline where they can inspect/investigate their samples using various microscopes and mount the samples on specifically designed workbench.

  • XRF-imaging of whole body mouse section Image

    News: XRF-imaging of whole body mouse section

    Posted on March 31, 2021
    The research team is studying how the brain is affected by stroke, how different treatments affect the healing process and how certain pre-existing conditions can make a stroke worse. XRF-imaging helps them to understand distribution of key elements and biomarkers change in the brain after a stroke. Data of whole body mouse (model organism) section were collected in Macro-mode at 100 micron resolution and 60 ms dwell time.

  • Air conditioning system installed Image

    News: Air conditioning system installed

    Posted on January 25, 2021
    During the fall shutdown air conditioning system was installed in the BioXAS primary and secondary optics enclosures and during the fall shutdown. The optimum temperature in the enclosures will aid beam stability over time.

  • A new wall for quieter user area Image

    News: A new wall for quieter user area

    Posted on January 22, 2021
    During the fall shutdown the BioXAS-Imaging beamline user area received an important upgrade to ensure a comfortable and quieter workspace area during beamline operation and data collection. The constructed wall provides now a separate space for the Spectroscopy and Imaging beamline, respectively. The Imaging beamline received an additional space (setup still in progress), where scientists can inspect/investigate their samples using various microscopes and mount the samples on specifically designed workbench. The new access to the beamline is at 1607.11.

  • News: BioXAS Imaging has recently entered General User phase

    Posted on January 07, 2021
    Dont miss the date: Call for proposals opens on January 27, 2021. BioXAS Imaging Macro and Micro resolution modes have recently entered General User phase and accepting proposals. 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.