A Bruker Vertex 70v/S spectrometer with a Hyperion 3000 microscope is attached to the synchrotron, providing diffraction limited spatial resolution with a variety of experimental techniques available.

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As an example, see the RMS signal-to-noise ratio in transmission mode of our system over time. Click for more graphs on the system performance.

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One of the main advantages of synchrotron based infrared spectromicroscopy is the superior spatial resolution compared to a regular Globar source.

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Storage Ring status

Current status of the CLS storage ring. For a more up-to-date version, click on the image and you will be redirected to the CLS webpage.

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Mid IR appears on Discovery Channel Comments Off

With a few inaccuracies, like the location of CLS (yeah, we are in Saskatoon, not Winnipeg) Discovery Channel produced a very nice video of Dr. Mauricio Barbi’s dinosaur research. For more, please follow this link: http://watch.discoverychannel.ca/clip922707#clip922707
Posted on: 07-25-2013
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CLS Mid-IR on the cover! Comments Off

ACS Chemical NeuroscienceDr. Mark Hackett’s recent paper in the ACS Chemical Neuroscience journal was selected as the cover article of the month for August 2013. Congratulations!

Hackett MJ et al.
ACS Chem. Neurosci., 2013, 4 (7), pp 1071–1080
DOI: 10.1021/cn4000346

Posted on: 07-18-2013
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Yet another new video featuring the beamline Comments Off

Yo folks, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxfjy4RAGCs&feature=youtu.be&a
We got promoted to the level of Michael Jordan…
Posted on: 05-4-2013
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New SotB video Comments Off

The Students on the Beamline program is running full power this semester. We had many groups come in to Mid-IR and some of them even had time to produce a video of their experience!
Posted on: 03-7-2013
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Job postings Comments Off

The summer student job postings are advertised on the beamline webpage (http://midir.lightsource.ca/jobs) and the main CLS page (http://www.lightsource.ca/careers/summer_opportunities.php) as well. We are looking forward to receiving applications!
Posted on: 12-6-2011
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Online again! Comments Off

So, it took us two days to get it done. Impressive, isn’t it? Tonight at around midnight we go beam on the FPA and then shortly after that signal on the 100 micron MCT as well. Of course there is a lot of fine tuning ahead, but that will be nothing compared to this.

The new system looks and more importantly works really nice…

Pictures of the whole process are coming soon.

Posted on: 03-2-2011
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Shutdown Comments Off

The beamline is off from tomorrow morning. We are going to take the “old” 66v offline (for a while) and clean up the space for the new Vertex 70v. The Bruker engineers are coming next Monday to install the new system which will bring a lot of features to the Mid-IR beamline and our users.

In the near future we will start designing our second branchline to bring the 66v back to the synchrotron and to double our capabilities. We’ll keep you posted.

Posted on: 02-24-2011
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Vertex 70v Comments Off

The new Bruker Vertex 70v spectrometer is here. At the moment in boxes, but the installation is coming soon.
Posted on: 01-7-2011
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Hyperion Stage Purge Comments Off

The new purge system is here: we have finished the design and manufacturing of the new purge system that allows fast sample changing and doesn’t interfere with the alignment of the microscope’s apertures. Check out the new addition under the Accessories heading on the Beamline/Equipment page.

Posted on: 11-25-2010
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Mid-IR becomes a movie star… Comments Off

A science-fiction movie is being shot in CLS for the last few weeks. The Mid-IR beamline actively participated in the process serving as the main character’s office. We are looking forward to the premiere…
Posted on: 10-19-2010
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