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XANES micro-imaging and tomography
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Paper Abstract

In chemistry, x-ray absorption near-edge spectroscopy (XANES) is a well-known and established technique. By scanning the x-ray energy in the vicinity (50-100 eV) of the absorption edge of an element, information can be obtained about the oxidation state of the probed atoms. The (conventional) technique mainly employed until now applies for homogeneous, specifically prepared flat samples where the measured signal can be considered as the average over the whole irradiated volume. This restriction for samples is partially released when the XANES method is combined with imaging techniques. Two-D resolved data is acquired using area detectors or by scanning with a focused beam. X-ray absorption tomography is a method of choice for investigating the 3D structure of objects and its dual energy version is used for getting information about the 3D distribution of a given element within the sample. Although the combination of XANES and tomography seems to be a natural extension of dual-energy tomography, in practice several experimental problems have to be overcome in order to obtain useable data. In the following we describe the results of XANES imaging and tomography obtained measuring a phantom sample of pure molybdenum compounds using a FreLoN 2000 camera system at the ESRF undulator beamline ID22. This system allowed making volume resolved distinctions between different oxidation states with spatial resolution in the micrometer range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 January 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4503, Developments in X-Ray Tomography III, (7 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452851
Show Author Affiliations
Christoph Rau, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Andrea Somogyi, Univ. Antwerpen (Belgium)
A. Bytchkov, European Synchrotron Radioation Facility (France)
Alexandre S. Simionovici, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4503:
Developments in X-Ray Tomography III
Ulrich Bonse, Editor(s)

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