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Coherent imaging at the Diamond beamline I13

DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201184272 DOI Help

Authors: Christoph Rau (Diamond Light Source) , Ulrich Wagner (Diamond Light Source) , Zoran Pesic (Diamond Light Source) , Alberto De Fanis (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Physica Status Solidi (a) , VOL 208 (11) , PAGES 2522-2525

State: Published (Approved)
Published: November 2011

Abstract: The Diamond beamline I13 for imaging and coherence applications is dedicated to hard X-ray imaging on the micro and nano-lengthscale. Two independent stations will be operated in a separate building at a distance of 250m from the source. The imaging branch will perform in-line phase contrast imaging and tomography over a large field of view in the 6-35 keV energy range. In addition it will be possible to switch to full-field microscopy with 50 nm spatial resolution. Other microscopies will be developed according to the scientific needs. Resolution beyond the limitations given by the detector and X-ray optics will be achieved on the 'coherence' branch. Techniques working in the far field such as Coherent X-Ray Diffraction and other Coherent Diffraction Imaging techniques such as ptychography will be implemented. Typical applications cover different fields such as biomedicine, materials science, geo- and astrophysics or even cultural heritage. The beamline hosts a number of innovative features such as the so-called 'mini-beta' layout for electron optics in the storage ring or new concepts for beamline instrumentation. The stations will be operational in 2011.

Journal Keywords: Archaeology; Astrophysics; Beam Optics; Coherent Radiation; Coherent Scattering; Geophysics; Kev Range 10-100; Materials Testing; Optical Microscopy; Spatial Resolution; Storage Rings; Synchrotron Radiation; Synchrotron Radiation Sources; X-Ray Diffraction

Subject Areas: Engineering, Physics, Technique Development

Instruments: I13-1-Coherence , I13-2-Diamond Manchester Imaging