X-Ray LiquidHow It Works

Hummingbird Scientific’s x-ray liquid system encloses the sample within the liquid cell via a  by a patented sealing mechanism, which protects it from the microscope chamber environment. Fluid and power are supplied to the tip through a customizable chamber interface and vacuum-sealed supply system. The microfluidic pump and optional power supply and potentiostat are located safely outside of the chamber. Hummingbird’s two-chip fluid cell allows users to prepare their samples using the sample methods they would employ for any other electron transparent-membrane substrate.

Our liquid specimen holder features easy liquid-cell assembly and numerous safety features that protect your microscope’s vacuum system from contamination and damage. Interchangeable tips and replaceable tubing enable researchers to perform controlled and cross-contamination-free experiments and to easily upgrade the system to incorporate new capabilities. The system comes with an x-ray microscope-specific seal checking station, which checks the entire system from port flange to tip before inserting the cell into the microscope vacuum chamber.

A. Detector
B. Liquid Cell
C. Order-Sorting Aperture
D. Zone Plate