The X-ray Color Camera Microscope, which was designed and built in cooperation of BOKU and TU Wien, can be used for a multitude of X-ray techniques. This is due to two crucial components: A powerful liquid anode X-ray source, which provides a very strong flux of X-ray photons (see: https://forschungsinfrastruktur.bmbwf.gv.at/de/fi/fluessiganoden-roentgenquelle-fuer-x-ray-color-microscope_3901) as well as an energy dispersive two-dimensional detector, which is able to provide an energy spectrum ("x-ray colors" for every single pixel. By combination of those two components it is possible to reach an unrivaled photon yield.
This leads to better results for conventional X-ray lab techniques on the one hand, and on the other hand also enables the use of techniques, which were up to now only possible at large scale research facilities like Synchrotrons.
The techniques include, among others, element imaging (either by scanning the sample or in a full field mode) or diffraction (classic, Energy Dispersive Laue Diffraction), with the possibility to measure in a wide angular range due to the size of the detector. Also the simultaneous combination of these techniques is possible.
X-ray fluorescence analysis
Energy Dispersive Laue Diffraction
Full Field Element Imaging
Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure
The project partners BOKU and TU Wien have extensive experience in the application of various x-ray techniques and in the cooperation with other universtities, research institutes as well as industry partners and museums. There is expertise with the characterization of very different samples, ranging from biological tissue and implants in medicine to art objects in cultural heritage science.