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Instrument Design Technology Ltd

February 2013

Small KB Mirror System*

The IDT Small KB Mirror system is a compact, highly reliable and low cost system for micro-focusing monochromatic x-rays. The mirror system is available in UHV, vacuum & helium variants, with mirror lengths 170mm - 320mm and features:

Small KB Mirror System
  • Highly repeatable sub-μm focused spot size
  • Dynamic mirror figuring with sub-μrad slope error
  • Multiple mirror coatings (silicon, rhodium, platinum)
  • 2 moment elliptical bender with trapezoidal shaped mirrors for near-perfect bending
  • Various motor & control options
  • Low cost of procurement & ownership compared to other micro-focusing systems

See the Small KB Mirror section in our new product guide for more information.

* Developed by IDT with a grant from the UK North West Development Agency.

Experimental Tables

Experiemental Tables

IDT have developed a comprehensive range of experimental table configurations which can be used to provide a stable support to optical components, experimental equipment and diffractometers.

Tables are fully motorised with pitch, roll & yaw, vertical and lateral degrees of freedom, with up to 7.5 tonne load capacity available. Our tables are fully customised and tailored to the specific requirements of each beamline.

See the Experimental Equipment section in our new product guide for more information.

Primary Slits

Undulator primary slits

IDT offer a wide range of beam conditioning components, including power management apertures, masks, filters and our unique centre-opening primary slits:

  • One stepper motor is used to set the slit blade gap and a second motor used to scan the slits in the beam.
  • Suitable for canted beam geometry
  • Angled water-cooled copper blades (OFHC or Glidcop) with Tungsten hard edge defining the beam
  • Thermally isolated design for maximum stability and minimal drift
  • Precision actuator resolution can be controlled to 0.1μm with 5μm repeatability in open loop, <1μm repeatability when fitted with encoders.

See the Beam Conditioning section in our product guide for more information.

Vacuum Actuators & Stages

Linear slide with 25mm travel

IDT have produced a wide range of beamline components with outstanding performance. To achieve such excellent performance has required the development of a series of high performance actuators and stages capable of operating in a high vacuum and ultra-high vacuum environment. We are delighted to now offer these actuators & stages as products in their own right.

For a full overview of our range, including actuators, slides, goniometers and limit switches, see the Vacuum Actuators & Stages section of our product guide.

Product Guide

IDT have launched a new product guide, which can be viewed by clicking on the image on the right (pdf format, 11.8MB).

We are an established supplier of complete beamlines and a leading developer of novel beamline components. IDT design & build optical monochromators, large & small mirror systems plus beam conditioning, beam diagnostics and experimental equipment. We have delivered 5 complete beamlines to facilities worldwide and can provide full support from concept to commissioning with beam.