MYSTIIC (Microscope for x-raY Scanning Transmission In-situ Imaging of Catalysts), the new soft X-ray STXM at EMIL, allows spectromicroscopic imaging in the energy range from 250eV to 1500eV with a spatial resolution of 25nm. Note: Performance at Carbon K-edge is subject to upcoming mirror cleaning and cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the beamline scientist to discuss experimental details prior to proposal submission.

Selected Applications:
  • X-ray microscopy
  • Nanospectroscopy for energy research
  • NEXAFS imaging for environmental science
The MYSTIIC Microscope in hits hutch at the UE48 undulator

The MYSTIIC Microscope in hits hutch at the UE48 undulator


X-ray Microscopy, NEXAFS, XMCD, XMLD

Remote access

not possible

Beamline data
Energy range 80 eV to 2000 eV
Energy resolution E/ΔE ~ 1000 (@2000 eV) - 10000 (@80 eV)
Flux 1012 - 1013 ph/s
Polarisation horizontal, vertical, circular
Focus size (hor. x vert.)
  • @SISSY I: 43 x 29 µm²
  • @SISSY II: 105 x 20 µm²
  • @CAT: 140 x 48 µm²
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    More details UE48_EMIL
    Station data
    Temperature range Room Temperature
    Pressure range UHV or low pressure He
    Detector Photomultiplier
    Sample holder compatibility ALS /MAXYMUS Style STXM Sample Holders
    Additional equipment