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Precision Engineering and Nanopositioning Team

‘Metrology of a focusing capillary using optical ptychography’, Xiaojing Huang*, E. Nazaretski*, Weihe Xu, Dean Hidas, Mark Cordier, Benjamin Stripe, Wenbing Yun, and Yong S. Chu, Sensors, 20, 6462 (2020)

‘Micromachined silicon platform for precise assembly of 2D multilayer Laue lenses for high-resolution X- ray microscopy’, Wei Xu, Weihe Xu, Nathalie Bouet, Juan Zhou, Hanfei Yan, Xiaojing Huang, Ming Lu, Maxim Zalalutdinov, Yong S. Chu, and E. Nazareretski, Micromachines, 11, 939 (2020)

‘Monolithic MEMS-based multilayer Laue lens nanofocusing optics for high-resolution x-ray microscopy’, Wei Xu, Weihe Xu, Nathalie Bouet, Juan Zhou, Hanfei Yan, Xiaojing Huang, Ajith Pattammattel, Yuan Gao, M. Zalalutdinov, Yong S. Chu, Ming Lu, E. Nazaretski, Optics Express 28, 17660 (2020)

‘X-ray microscopy instrumentation developments at NSLS-II: recent progress and future directions, E. Nazaretski, W. Xu, H. Yan, X. Huang, Wei Xu, N. Bouet, J. Zhou, D. S. Coburn, W.-K. Lee, M. Ge, L. Huang, M. Idir, and Y. S. Chu, proceedings of SPIE 11112, 111120M-1 (2019)

‘Focusing of hard X-rays with monolithic two-dimensional multilayer Laue lenses: technical challenges and current status’, Weihe Xu, Wei Xu, N. Bouet, J. Zhou, H. Yan, X. Huang, M. Lu, Yong S. Chu, and E. Nazaretski, proceedings of SPIE, 11112, 111120O-1 (2019)

‘X-ray assisted scanning tunneling micrioscopy and its applications for material science’, Hui Yan, Nozomi Shirato, Xiangde Zhu, Daniel Rosenmann, Xiao Tong, Weihe Xu, Cedomir Petrovic, Volker Rose, and E. Nazaretski, Crystals 9, 588 (2019)

‘Design, characterization and performance of a hard X-ray transmission microscope at the NSLS-II 18-ID FXI beamline’, S. Coburn, E. Nazaretski, W. Xu, M. Ge, C. Longo, H. Xu, K. Gofron, Z. Yin, H-H. Chen, Y. Hwu, W-K. Lee, Rev. Sci. Inst., 90, 53701 (2019), featured as Editor’s Pick

‘Large aperture and wedged multilayer Laue lens for x-ray nanofocusing’, N. Bouet, A. T. Macrander, J. Zhou, J. Maser, Y. S. Chu, E. Nazaretski, H. Yan, X. Huang, and R. Conley, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 19, 575 (2019)

‘Multimodal hard x-ray imaging with resolution approaching 10 nm for studies in material science’, H. Yan, N. Bouet, J. Zhou, X. Huang, E. Nazaretski, W. Xu, A. Cocco, W. S. Chiu, K. S. Brinkman, and Y. S. Chu,  Nano Futures 2, 11001 (2018)

‘Achieving focusing with efficient high-NA multilayer Laue lenses’, Saša Bajt, Mauro Prasciolu, Holger Fleckenstein, Martin Domaracky, Henry N. Chapman, Andrew Morgan, Oleksandr Yefanov, Marc Messerschmidt, Yang Du, Kevin Murray, Valerio Mariani, Manuela Kuhn, Steve Aplin, Kanupriya Pande, Pablo Villanueva-Perez, Karolina Stachnik, Joe Chen, Andrzej Andrejczuk, Alke Meents, Anja Burkhart, David Pennicard, Xiaojing Huang, Hanfei Yan, E. Nazaretski, Yong Chu, Christian Hamm, Nature Light: Science and Applications 7, 17163 (2018)

‘Achieving diffraction-limited nanometer-scale x-ray point focus with two crossed multilayer Laue lenses: alignment challenges’, H. Yan, X. Huang, N. Bouet, J. Zhou, E. Nazaretski, and Y. S. Chu, Optics Express, 25, 25234 (2017)

‘High resolution tip-tilt positioning system for a next generation MLL-based x-ray microscope’, Weihe Xu, Wei Xu, N. Schlossberger, H. Yan, X. Huang, Y. S. Chu, and E. Nazaretski, Meas. Sci. Technol. 28, 127001 (2017)

‘Design and performance of an x-ray scanning microscope at Hard X-ray Nanoprobe Beamline of the NSLS-II’, E. Nazaretski, H. Yan, K. Lauer, N. Bouet, X. Huang, W. Xu, J. Zhou, D. Shu, and Y. S. Chu,  Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 24, 1113 (2017) featured on the cover page
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‘Hard x-ray scanning imaging achieved with bonded multilayer Laue lenses’, X. Huang, W. Xu, E. Nazaretski, N. Bouet, J. Zhou, Y. S. Chu, and H. Yan,  Optics Express, 25, 8698 (2017)

‘Development and characterization of monolithic Multilayer Laue Lens nanofocusing optics’, E. Nazaretski, W. Xu, N. Bouet, J. Zhou, H. Yan, X. Huang, and Y. S. Chu, Appl. Phys. Lett., 108, 261102 (2016)

‘Multilayer Laue lens: a brief history and current status’, R. Conley, N. Bouet, Y. S. Chu, X. Huang, H. C. Kang, A. T. Macrander, J. Maser, E. Nazaretski, G. B. Stephenson, H. Yan, Synchrotron Radiation News, 29, 16 (2016)

‘Nanometer-scale spatial resolution x-ray imaging with MLL nanofocusing optics: instrumentational requirements and challenges’ E. Nazaretski, H. Yan, K. Lauer, X. Huang, W. Xu, S. Kalbfleisch, Hui Yan, Li Li, N. Bouet, J. Zhou, D. Shu, R. Conley, and Y. S. Chu, AIP conference proceedings, 1764, 0400001 (2016)

‘Scanning hard x-ray imaging of a chromosome with sub-20 nm spatial resolution’, H. Yan, E. Nazaretski, K. Lauer, X. Huang, U. Wagner, C. Rau, Yusuf, I. Robinson, S. Kalblfleisch, L. Li, N. Bouet, J. Zhou, R. Conley, and Y. S. Chu, Nature Scientific Reports, 6, 20112, (2016)

‘Hard x-ray nanoprobe facility at the National Synchrotron Light Source II’, Y. S. Chu, H. Yan, E. Nazaretski, S. Kalbfleisch, X. Huang, K. Lauer, and N. Bouet, SPIE Newsroom, 14 August 2015, DOI: 10.1117/2.1201508.006068

 ‘Fabrication and characterization of CNT-based smart tips for synchrotron assisted STM’, Hui Yan, Marvin Cummings, Fernando Camilo, Weihe Xu, Ming Lu, Xiao Tong, Nozomi Shirato, Daniel Rosenmann, Volker Rose, and E. Nazaretski, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2015, 492657, (2015)

 ‘Hard x-ray nanofocusing with a wedged multilayer Laue lens’, X. Huang, R. Conley. N. Bouet, J. Zhou, A. Macrander, J. Maser, H. Yan, E. Nazaretski, K. Lauer, R. Harder, I. K. Robinson, S. Kalbfleisch, and Y. S. Chu, Optics Express, 23, 12496 (2015)

 ‘Performance and characterization of a MEMS based device for alignment and manipulation of x-ray nanofocusing optics’, W. Xu, K. Lauer, H. Yan, V. Milanovic, M. Lu, and E. Nazaretski, AIP Advances, 5, 037137 (2015)

‘Fly-scan ptychography’, Xiaojing Huang, Kenneth Lauer, Jesse Clark, Weihe Xu, E. Nazaretski, Ross Harder, Ian Robinson, and Yong S. Chu, Nature Scientific Reports, 5, 9074 (2015)

‘Pushing the limits: an instrument for hard x-ray imaging below 20 nm’, E. Nazaretski, K. Lauer, H. Yan, N. Bouet, J. Zhou, R. Conley, X. Huang, W. Xu, M. Lu, K. Gofron, S. Kalbfleisch, U. Wagner, C. Rau and Y. S. Chu, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 22, 336 (2015) 

‘Strong magnetic field dependence of critical current densities and vortex activation energies in an anisotropic clean MgB2 thin film’ Jeehoon Kim, N. Haberkorn, E. Nazaretski, R. de Paula, X. X. Xi, T. Tajima, R. Movshovich, and  L. Civale, Solid State Comm. 204, 56 (2015)

‘A high precision instrument for mapping of rotational errors in rotary stages’, Weihe Xu, Kenneth Lauer, Y. S. Chu, and E. Nazaretski, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 21, 1 (2014)

‘Characterization of thermal conductivity of La0.95Sr0.05CoO3 thermoelectric oxide nanofibers’ W. Xu, E. Nazaretski, M. Lu, H. Hadim, and Y. Shi, Nano Research, 8, 1224 (2014)

‘Piezo control for 1 nm spatial resolution synchrotron X-ray microscopy’ K. Gofron, K. Lauer, E. Nazaretski, H. Yan, S. Kalbfleisch, A. Greer, B. Dalesio, and Y. S. Chu, Journal of Physics, 493, 12026 (2014)

 ‘Design and performance of a scanning ptychography microscope’, E. Nazaretski, X. Huang, H. Yan, W. Xu, K. Lauer, B. Mullany, D. Eom, and Y. S. Chu, Rev. Sci. Instr. 85, 33707 (2014)

‘Measurements of thermal conductivity of La0.95Sr0.05CoO3 nanofibers using MEMS devices’, Weihe Xu, Hamid Hadmin, Yong. S. Chu, Yong Shi, E. Nazaretski, Proc. Of SPIE, 8975, 89750D-1, (2014)

’11 nm hard X-ray focus from multilayer Laue lens using ptychography, X. Huang, H. Yan, E. Nazaretski, N. Bouet, R. Conley, R. Harder, I. Robinson, and Y. S. Chu, Nature Scientific Reports 3, 3562 (2013)

 ‘Design and characterization of a compact nano-positioning system for a portable transmission X-ray microscope’, En-Te Hwu, E. Nazaretski, Y. S. Chu, H-H Chen, H-H Chen, Y-S Chen, and Y-K Hwu, Rev. Sci. Inst. 84, 123702 (2013)

 ‘Oxidation of PtNi nano-particles studied by a scanning x-ray fluorescence microscopy with multilayer Laue lenses’, Hyon Chol Kang, Hanfei Yan, Yong S. Chu, Jungdae Kim, E. Nararetski, Jörg Maser, Albert T. Macrander, G. Brian Stephenson, Su Yong Lee, Chan Kim, Ok Kyun Seo, and Do Young Noh, Nanoscale Communication 5, 7184 (2013)
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‘Pushing the limits: characterization and performance of the prototype multilayer Laue lenses fluorescence microscope with a view to achieve nm-scale spatial resolution’, E. Nazaretski, Jungdae Kim,  H. Yan,  K. Lauer,  D. Eom,  D. Shu, J. Maser, Z. Pešić,  U. Wagner, C. Rau and Y. S. Chu, Diamond Light Source Annual Review 2012/2013, 68 (2013) ‘Compact apparatus for reducing the circle of confusion down to 40 nm for x-ray nanotomography’, J. Kim, K. Lauer, H. Yan, Y. S. Chu, and E. Nazaretski, Rev. Sci. Inst. 84, 035006 (2013)

‘Characterization and performance of a prototype nm-scale spatial resolution scanning MLL microscope’, E. Nazaretski, J. Kim, H. Yan, K. Lauer, D. Eom, D. Shu, J. Maser, and Y. S. Chu, Rev. Sci. Inst., 84, 033701 (2013), featured on the cover page of the journal:
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‘Quantitative x-ray phase imaging at the nanoscale by multilayer Laue lenses’ H. Yan, Y. S. Chu, J. Maser, E. Nazaretski, J. Kim, J. J. Lombardo, and W. K. S. Chiu, Nature Scientific Reports 3, 1307 (2013)

‘Optomechanical design of a multilayer Laue Lens test-bed for 10-nm focusing of hard x-rays’, D. Shu, E. Nazaretski, J. Kim, H. Yan, K. Lauer, B. Mullany, D. Kuhne, J. Maser, and Y. S. Chu’, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 463, 12029 (2013)

‘Progress in the development of precision positioning stages for x-ray scanning nanoprobes’ D. Shu, J. Maser, B. Lai, H. Yan, E. Nazaretski, K. Lauer, J. Kim, Y. S. Chu, and W. Liu, Proceedings of the ASPE (2012)

‘Fiber-optic interferometry for X-ray microscopy’ E. Nazaretski, D. Eom, J. Kim, H. Yan, D. Shu, P.-F. Braun, and Y. S. Chu, Proceedings of the ASPE (2011)

‘Achieving Vibration Stability of the NSLS-II Hard X-ray Nanoprobe Beamline’ N. Simos, Y. S. Chu, A. Broadbent, E. Nazaretski, L. Margulies, O. Dyling, Q. Shen, and M. Fallier AIP Conf. Proc. 1365, 148 (2011)

‘Development of an Advanced Sample-Scanning Stage System Prototype for an MLL-Based Hard X-ray Nanoprobe’ D. Shu, J. Maser, Y. Chu, H. Yan, E. Nazaretski, S. O'Hara, S. Kearney, J. Anton, J. Quintana, and Q. Shen  AIP Conf. Proc. 1365, 144 (2011)

‘Design of a variable temperature scanning force microscope’ E. Nazaretski, K. S. Graham, J. D. Thompson, J. A.Wright, D. V. Pelekhov, P. C. Hammel, and R. Movshovich, Rev. Sci. Inst. 80, 083704 (2009)