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The CT lab is intended to establish a transfer of methods developed at synchrotrons to more readily available laboratory setups.

Methods

  • Hard X-ray grating interferometry (IMT, ANKA)
  • Photon counting & spectroscopic imaging detectors (BIRD)
  • Laminography (ANKA + ESRF)
  • Various kinds of X-ray optics (IMT, ANKA)


Applications

  • Biology & life sciences
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Materials science
  • Cultural heritage

 

Key Features of the CT Lab

  • Hard X-ray grating interferometry
          Differential phase contrast
          Scattering contrast
          Absorption contrast
  • Photon counting & spectroscopic imaging detectors:
  •       Multi-energy CT
          Material discrimination
  • Laminography:
           Investigation of thin and extended objects
  • Photon counting & spectroscopic imaging detectors:
           Wide range of applications
           Determine key features for more dedicated setups

 

CT

 

Based on an X-ray tube, our setup provides imaging capabilities complementary to those available at the ANKA beam lines:.

  • Study of large objects (80 x 190 cm2 field of view, up to 50 kg of payload)
  • Divergent beam, enabeling the magnification of small objects (≈ 400x), by using focal spot sizes of less than 1 µm
  • Hard X-rays (maximum of 225 keV)


Timeline for Operation
After completion, these capabilities will be available to users from both science and industry through ANKA Commercial Services. 

  • Delivery: mid of May 2014
  • Site acceptance test: June 2014
  • Start of routine operation: December 2014
Multy-constrast cone beam tomography
Portrait Title Name Field of activity e-mail
Markus Zuber PhD student. Photon counting detectors, spectroscopic & cone beam CT marcus zuberPtv8∂kit edu
sabine_engelhardt Grating Interferometric X-Ray Imaging in Material Science sabine engelhardtLil3∂kit edu
Mathias Hurst Research student. Geometric calibration of cone beam CT scanners mathias hurstCjr3∂partner kit edu

Associated Members
Portrait Title Name Field of activity e-mail
Elias Hamann Dr. Postdoctoral researcher. Photon counting detectors, gallium arsenide sensors & Bragg magnifiers elias hamannShj9∂kit edu
Jan Reszat Dr.-Ing. Project management and monitoring jan-thorsten reszatElt9∂kit edu

Publications
Title Author Source Date

Hamann E, Koenig T, Zuber M, Cecilia A, Tyazhev A, Tolbanov O, Procz S, Fauler A, Fiederle M

Accepted by JINST.

Hamann E, Koenig T, Zuber M, Cecilia A, Tyazhev A, Tolbanov O, Procz S, Fauler A, Baumbach T, Fiederle M

IEEE Trans. Med. Imag., in press

2014

Koenig T, Hamann E, Procz S, Ballabriga R, Cecilia A, Zuber M, Llopart X, Campbell M, Fauler A, Baumbach T, Fiederle M

IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 60, 4713

2013

Cecilia A, Hamann E, Koenig T, Xu F, Chen Y, Helfen L, Ruat M, Scheel M, Zuber M, Baumbach T, Fauler A, Fiederle M

JINST, 8, C12029

2013

Frojdh E, Ballabriga R, Campbell M, Fiederle M, Hamann E, Koenig T, Llopart X, de Paiva Magalhaese D, Zuber M

JINST, 9, C04028

2014

Zuber M, Koenig T, Hamann E, Cecilia A, Fiederle M, Baumbach T

JINST, 9, C05037

2014

Brogna AS, Balzer M, Smale S, Hartmann J, Bormann D, Hamann E, Cecilia A, Zuber M, Koenig T, Zwerger A, Weber M, Fiederle M, Baumbach T

JINST,  9, C05047

2014

Rink K, Oelfke U, Fiederle M, Zuber M, Koenig T

Med. Phys., 40, 101908

2013

Vagovic P, Sveda L, Cecilia A, Hamann E, Pelliccia D, Navaro EG, Korytar D, Pavlov K, Zaprazny Z, Zuber M, Koenig T, Olbinado M, Yashiro W, Momose A, Fiederle M, Baumbach T

Opt. Express, 22, 21508–21520

2014

Koenig T, Zuber M, Hamann E, Cecilia A, Ballabriga R, Campbell M, Ruat M, Tlustos L, Fauler A, Fiederle M, Baumbach T

Phys. Med. Biol., 59, 6195–6213.

2014

Koenig T, Zuber M, Hamann E, Runz A, Fiederle M, Baumbach T

Proc. SPIE, 9033, 90331A

2014