Author: De Andrade, V.
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TUPC10 Modular Nanopositioning Flexure Stages Development for APS Upgrade K-B Mirror Nanofocusing Optics 199
  • D. Shu, J.W.J. Anton, L. Assoufid, S.J. Bean, D. Capatina, V. De Andrade, E.M. Dufresne, T. Graber, R. Harder, D. Haskel, K. Jasionowski, S.P. Kearney, A.A. Khan, B. Lai, W. Liu, J. Maser, S.T. Mashrafi, G.K. Mistri, S. Narayanan, C.A. Preissner, M. Ramanathan, L. Rebuffi, R. Reininger, O.A. Schmidt, X. Shi, J.Z. Tischler, K.J. Wakefield, D. Walko, J. Wang, X. Zhang
    ANL, Lemont, Illinois, USA
  Funding: Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357.
Kirkpatrick and Baez (K-B) mirror-based nanofocusing optics* will be applied to many beamlines endstation instruments for the APS-Upgrade (APS-U) project. Precision nanopositioning stages with nanometer-scale linear positioning resolution and nanoradian-scale angular stability are needed as alignment apparatus for the K-B mirror hard X-ray nanofocusing optics. For instance, at the APS-U 19-ID In Situ Nanoprobe beamline endstation**, to maintain stability of a 20-nm focal spot on the sample, nanofocusing K-B mirror system with 5-nrad angular stability is required. Similar angular resolution and stability are also required for APS-U 9-ID CSSI***, APS-U 34-ID ATOMIC**** and other beamline endstation instruments. Modular nanopositioning flexure stages have been developed for the K-B mirror nanofocusing optics, which includes: linear vertical and horizontal flexure stages, tip-tilting flexure stages, and flexure mirror benders for bendable nanofocusing K-B mirrors, to overcome the performance limitations of precision ball-bearing-based or roller-bearing-based stage systems. The mechanical design and preliminary test results are described in this paper.
* Kirkpartrick and Baez, JOSA. 1948; 38(9): 766-773.
** S. Kearney et al., this conference.
*** J. Anton et al., this conference.
**** C. Preissner et al., this conference.
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TUPC15 A New Ultra-Stable Variable Projection Microscope for the APS Upgrade of 32-ID 211
  • S.J. Bean, V. De Andrade, A. Deriy, K. Fezzaa, T. Graber, J. Matus, C.A. Preissner, D. Shu
    ANL, Lemont, Illinois, USA
  Funding: Advanced Photon Source, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, operated for the DOE Office of Science by Argonne National Laboratory under Contract No.DE-AC02-06CH11357
A new nano-computed tomography projection microscope (n-CT) is being designed as part the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade (APS-U) beamline enhancement at sector 32-ID. The n-CT will take advantage of the APS-U source and provide new capabilities to the imaging program at 32-ID. A Kirkpatrick and Baez (KB) mirror-based nanofocusing optics [1,2] will be implemented in this design. To meet the n-CT imaging goals, it is the desire to have sub 10 nanometer vibrational and thermal drift stability over 10-minute measurement durations between the optic and the sample. In addition to the stability requirements, it is desired to have a variable length sample projection axis of up to 450 mm. Such stability and motion requirements are challenging to accomplish simultaneously due to performance limitations of traditional motion mechanics and present a significant engineering challenge. To overcome these limitations, the proposed n-CT design incorporates granite air bearing concepts initially used in the Velociprobe [3]. These types of granite stages have been incorporated into many designs at APS [4] and at other synchrotron facilities [5]. Utilizing the granite air bearing concept, in tandem with other design aspects in the instrument, the requirements become reachable. A novel multi-degree of freedom wedge configuration is also incorporated to overcome space limitations. The design of this instrument is described in this paper.
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About • paper received ※ 12 August 2021       paper accepted ※ 19 October 2021       issue date ※ 02 November 2021  
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