Thumbnail Image

Setup of an 8 keV laboratory transmission x-ray microscope

Baumbach, S.; Kanngießer, B.; Malzer, W.; Stiel, H.; Bjeoumikhova, S.; Wilhein, T.

FG Analytische Röntgenphysik

This article presents a concept and the first results for the setup of an 8keV laboratory transmission x-ray microscope with a polycapillary optic as condenser at the BliX in Berlin. The incentive of building such a microscope is that the penetration depth for hard x-rays is much higher than in the soft x-ray range, e.g. the water window. Therefore, it is possible to investigate even dense materials such as metal compounds, bones or geological samples. The future aim is to achieve a spatial resolution better than 200 nm.