Recent progress in four-dimensional phase tomography with grating interferometry

Atsushi Momose, Sébastien Harasse, Shunsuke Kibayashi, Margie P. Olbinado, Wataru Yashiro

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Four-dimensional X-ray phase tomography has been implemented by a combination of X-ray Talbot interferometry and white synchrotron radiation. While the Fourier-transform method has been used for the measurement of a differential phase image at every projection direction, an improved scan mode based on the fringe-scanning method is demonstrated to improve spatial resolution. The disadvantage of the fringe-scanning method, which requires multiple moiré images, is overcome by proposing a scan mode synchronously combining one-way continuous movements of sample rotation and grating displacement. In addition, the operation of an X-ray Talbot-Lau interferometer with white synchrotron radiation is reported. While an X-ray Talbot interferometer requires a horizontal sample rotation axis because of the condition of spatial coherency, such a horizontal rotation axis is not preferable for tomographic scans especially for soft objects. An X-ray Talbot-Lau interferometer overcomes this problem, allowing a vertical sample rotation axis. Although we encountered a vibration problem with the X-ray Talbot-Lau interferometer probably because of incomplete stage stability, our attempts have basically been successful, and we expect that various samples can be scanned by four-dimensional X-ray phase tomography, revealing dynamical properties in weakly absorbing objects that cannot be accessed by conventional X-ray phase tomography mainly performed for static samples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopments in X-Ray Tomography VIII
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
EventDevelopments in X-Ray Tomography VIII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Aug 132012 Aug 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherDevelopments in X-Ray Tomography VIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Grating
  • Interferometry
  • Live imaging
  • Phase imaging
  • Phase tomography
  • Synchrotron radiation
  • Talbot effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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