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The Center for X-Ray Optics

The Center for X-Ray Optics at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory works to further science and technology using short wavelength optical systems and techniques. We create and operate advanced experimental systems to address national needs, support research in material, life, and environmental science, and extend the forefront of semiconductor manufacturing.

"CXRO is a one-of-a-kind facility with over 25 years of experience providing short wavelength optical solutions. From instrument development to scientific discovery, our vertically integrated structure allows us to tackle a full spectrum of research."

Patrick Naulleau
CXRO Director

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Mi-Young Im takes charge of XM-1

CXRO is very proud to announce Mi-Young Im as the new beamline scientist in charge of our world leading full field soft X-ray microscope (XM-1) at ALS beamline 6.1.2. Mi-Young received her Ph.D. from KAIST in 2006 on the topic of magnetism. In 2007, she joined CXRO and has been a pioneering XM-1 user ever since, with many high profile contributions in nanomagnetism and spintronics. Im's research focuses on understanding fundamental stochastic and asymmetric behaviors in magnetic and spin processes based on direct nanoscale observation of magnetic/spin structures. She currently works on 2D and 3D X-ray microscopy and spectroscopy to tackle numerous scientific and technological problems in nanomagnetic, battery, and catalyst materials. Im plays the central scientific role in CXRO's partnership with DGIST, a world-leading, South Korean national laboratory and research university. This partnership is focused on the development and soft X-ray characterization of emerging materials.

Im's research so far has resulted in 58 papers in internationally peer-reviewed journals and 12 invited talks at major international conferences. Some of her recent high-profile publications include:

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