X-ray fluorescence microtomography with a Wolter mirror system

N. Watanabe, K. Yamamoto, H. Takano, T. Ohigashi, H. Yokosuka, T. Aota, S. Aoki

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An X-ray fluorescence imaging microscope with a Wolter-type grazing-incidence mirror objective was constructed at beamline 39XU of SPring-8. Monochromatic X-rays in the energy range 6-10 keV were used for X-ray fluorescence excitation of the specimens. Recording X-ray fluorescence images of a test specimen (Cu, Ni and Fe wires) from 50 different angles of view, three-dimensional tomographic reconstructions were obtained. These wires could be reconstructed selectively by changing the energy of the excitation X-rays. A synthetic diamond could also be imaged three-dimensionally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-840
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue numberPART II
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Fluorescence tomography
  • Synchrotron radiation
  • Wolter mirror
  • X-ray fluorescence
  • X-ray microscope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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