Accelerator Test Facility and Synchrotron Radiation Source at KIT

Hard X-ray Imaging

Imaging of micro structures and spatial inhomogeneities within object.

2D & 3D information about

- microstructural geometry and its statistical properties
- chemical composition
- strainfields / defect distribution in crystalline structures

Absorption Contrast Imaging   Phase Contrast Imaging
  • down to sub-µm spatial resolution
  • down to ms temporal resolution
  • monochromatic radiation (quantitative imaging)
  • k-edge substraction imaging
  • edge-detection imaging
  • holographic imaging
Fluorescence imaging   Experimental techniques
  • Elemental composition in three dimensions
    with µm spatial resolution
  • Trace element concentrations below pg/µg
  • Confocal x-ray fluorescence microprobe
  • X-ray fluorescence computer tomography


Requirements   Diffraction Imaging
  • Microfocused x-ray beam,
    spatially resolved detector (option)
  • High stability of set-up

Special Features at ANKA:

  • 3D imaging of flat, laterally extended samples by laminography
  • dedicated set-up for full-field microdiffraction imaging
Beamline Technical/ scientific application Experimental station Specification Source
IMAGE Radiography and tomography Ultra-precise sample manipulator; automatic sample changer system. 2D detector system; energy-dispersive detector Energy range:
7 - 65 keV
10-2 - 10-4 ΔE/E
conducting combined wiggler / undulator
TOPO- TOMO X-ray microtomography and radiography, x-ray white-light topography 4 axis goniometer, high-resolution tomography sample stage, medium and high-resolution imaging detectors Energy range:
10-30 keV
Bandwidth: white beam or (from 2008)
ΔE/E≈ 10-2
Dipole magnet