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Delivery of stable ultra-thin liquid sheets in vacuum for biochemical spectroscopy

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Title: Delivery of stable ultra-thin liquid sheets in vacuum for biochemical spectroscopy
Authors: Barnard, J
Lee, J
Alexander, O
Jarosch, S
Garratt, D
Picciuto, R
Kowalczyk, K
Ferchaud, C
Gregory, A
Matthews, M
Marangos, J
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The development of ultra-thin flat liquid sheets capable of running in vacuum has provided an exciting new target for X-ray absorption spectroscopy in the liquid and solution phases. Several methods have become available for delivering in-vacuum sheet jets using different nozzle designs. We compare the sheets produced by two different types of nozzle; a commercially available borosillicate glass chip using microfluidic channels to deliver colliding jets, and an in-house fabricated fan spray nozzle which compresses the liquid on an axis out of a slit to achieve collision conditions. We find in our tests that both nozzles are suitable for use in X-ray absorption spectroscopy with the fan spray nozzle producing thicker but more stable jets than the commercial nozzle. We also provide practical details of how to run these nozzles in vacuum.
Editors: Graceffa, R
Issue Date: 14-Nov-2022
Date of Acceptance: 1-Nov-2022
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/101392
DOI: 10.3389/fmolb.2022.1044610
ISSN: 2296-889X
Publisher: Frontiers Media
Journal / Book Title: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
Volume: 9
Copyright Statement: © 2022 Barnard, Lee, Alexander, Jarosch, Garratt, Picciuto, Kowalczyk, Ferchaud, Gregory, Matthews and Marangos. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Publication Status: Published
Article Number: ARTN 1044610
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