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X-ray fluorescence microtomography: experiment and reconstruction
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Paper Abstract

First experimental results of fluorescence microtomography with 6 micrometer resolution obtained at the ESRF are described. The set-up comprises high quality optics (monochromator, mirrors, focusing lenses) coupled to the high energy/brilliance/coherence of the ID 22 undulator beamline. The tomographic set-up allows precise measurements in the 'pencil-beam' geometry. The image reconstruction is based either on the filtered back-projection (FBT) method or on a modification of the algebraic reconstruction method (ART) but includes simplifications of the model. The quality and precision of the 2D reconstructed elemental images of two phantom sample are encouraging. The method will be further refined and applied for the analysis of more complex inhomogeneous samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3772, Developments in X-Ray Tomography II, (22 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363733
Show Author Affiliations
Alexandre S. Simionovici, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Marina Chukalina, Institute of Microelectronics Technology and High-Purity Materials (Russia)
Michael Drakopoulos, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Irina Snigireva, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Anatoly A. Snigirev, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Christian G. Schroer, Technical Univ. Aachen (Germany)
Bruno Lengeler, Technical Univ. Aachen (Germany)
Koen Janssens, Univ. of Antwerp (Belgium)
Freddy Adams, Univ. of Antwerp (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3772:
Developments in X-Ray Tomography II
Ulrich Bonse, Editor(s)

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