Inprentus Diffraction Gratings Showed High Efficiency & Precision as New SIX Beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source II Sees first light
Online PR News – 09-May-2017 – The newly completed SIX beamline, a flagship experimental end-station at Brookhaven National Labs’ cutting-edge NSLS-II synchrotron, turned on for the first time in February. They reported sharp imaging and high fluence of the X-ray light source, both properties made possible through the integration of an Inprentus blazed diffraction grating which was custom designed and manufactured for the SIX beamline.
Regarding this advancement, Joseph Dvorak, an Assistant Physicist in the Beamline Research and Development Section at Brookhaven National Laboratory, stated the following: “High quality gratings are essential to our technique of soft x-ray energy loss spectroscopy. Inprentus is supplying gratings for our advanced spectrometer at NSLS-II.”
In little over a year, Inprentus has delivered 10 diffraction grating products to the synchrotron market and has attracted interest from a variety of customers from around the world. With its growing order backlog, and its close work with the synchrotron community, Inprentus is well positioned to help evolve the science and technology of synchrotron applications beyond the current standard.
“This first light result from NSLS-II unequivocally demonstrates the superior quality of the Inprentus blazed diffraction grating products we are producing with our innovative approach to grating manufacturing,” said Dr. Peter Abbamonte, Inprentus’ Founder. “This is a key commercial milestone for the company.”
“High quality gratings are essential to our technique of soft x-ray energy loss spectroscopy. Inprentus is supplying gratings for our advanced spectrometer at NSLS-II, Joseph Dvorak, an Assistant Physicist in the Beamline Research and Development Section at Brookhaven National Laboratory”