An X-ray fluorescence imaging microscope with a Wolter-type objective mirror (magnification: 13) has been constructed at beamline 39XU of SPring-8. Monochromatic X-rays (ΔE/E ≃ 10-4) in the energy range 6-10 keV were used for X-ray fluorescence excitation of the specimens. Using two monochromatic X-rays above and below the absorption edge of a particular element, a two-dimensional image of the element could be obtained. As a result, two-dimensional element mapping of the test specimens (Cu, Co, Ni, Fe and Ti wires) and constituent minerals (Fe, Mn and Ti) of a rock specimen (a piemontite-quartz schist) became possible.
- Wolter-type mirrors
- X-ray fluorescence
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics