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Beamline 32-ID-B,C: Full Field Imaging & Transmission X-ray Microscopy

X-ray Science Division, APS
Materials Science, Life Sciences, GeoScience, Geoscience


32-ID supports three main techniques: monochromatic full-field imaging, white beam full-field imaging and transmission x-ray microscope. There are two experimental stations, 32-ID-B at ~37 m from the source and 32-ID-C at ~70 m from the source. Both stations are capable of white or monochromatic beams. The TXM and the monochromatic full-field imaging is housed in 32-ID-C while the white beam full-field imaging is housed in 32-ID-B. Phase and/or absorption contrast is available for all techniques.    Beamline optics consists of a Kohzu double-crystal monochromator (Si(111)) in the FOE and a 3 stripe (Si, Rh, Cr) double mirror in the B station that can be moved in/out of the monochromatic beam.  32-ID has two undulators: a U33 for general broad-band spectrum usage; and a U18 providing a quasi-single line spectrum at 24.5 keV for (ultrafast) imaging and diffraction work.


Supported Techniques

  • Phase contrast imaging
  • Radiography
  • Transmission x-ray microscopy
  • Tomography

Beamline Controls and Data Acquisition

The beamline is run using Linux Workstations (Red Hat). Tomographic data analysis is performed using TomoPy (http://www.aps.anl.gov/tomopy/), an open source Python toolbox developed by the APS Imaging Group to perform tomographic data processing and image reconstruction tasks. Beamline control is done though VME crates and EPICS.


  • Ionization chambers
  • CCD area detectors
  • High frame rate cameras

Additional Equipment

  • Optical tables (2)
  • Millisecond and microsecond shutters for high speed imaging work

Local Contacts

Name KAMEL FEZZAA (Monochromatic and White Beam Imaging)
Phone 630.252.3638
Name TAO SUN (Diffraction and Imaging)
Phone 630.252.6948
Name VINCENT DE ANDRADE (Transmission X-ray Microscopy)
Phone 630.252.9241

Beamline Specs


3.3 Undulator (Undulator A)

Monochromator Type


Energy Range

7-40 keV

Resolution (ΔE/E)

1 x 10 -4

Flux (photons/sec)

1 x 1013 @13 keV

Beam Size (HxV)


1mm x 2mm

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Current Status:

Operational/Accepting General Users

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