ID19 is mainly devoted to 3D imaging (microtomography, laminography), with an intensive use of phase contrast. These techniques are applied to a wide variety of topics, with a present emphasis on materials research, biomedical applications and palaeontology. This beamline is moving towards higher spatial and temporal resolutions in two as well as three dimensions. Recent developments available now for the users programme are radioscopy with MHz frame rates up to single-bunch imaging mode for dynamic and shock experiments.

X-ray imaging started over a century ago, at the same time as the discovery of X-rays. For several decades its only form was radiography. Other imaging techniques were developed in the last decades: X-ray diffraction topography to characterize crystals for the microelectronics industry, medical scanners for a "three dimensional" view of the inner part of human body. The modern synchrotron radiation sources completely renewed X-ray imaging. They allowed exploiting new possibilities (very high spatial, angular or time resolution imaging), and also led to the emergence of original techniques, like "phase contrast" imaging associated with the "coherence" of the beam. ID19 is a multi-purpose long (145 m) imaging beamline for radiography (absorption and phase contrast imaging) and microtomography experiments.

 

Beamline Energy Range
10000 - 150000 [eV]
Spot Size On Sample Hor
0.1 - 30 [mm]
Spot Size On Sample Vert
0.1 - 10 [mm]
Photon Sources

U13

Type
Undulator
Energy Range
26.5 [keV]

U17.6

Type
Undulator
Energy Range
18 - 19 [keV]

U32

Type
Undulator
Energy Range
10 - 70 [keV]

W150

Type
Wiggler
Energy Range
10 - 250 [keV]
Monochromators

Double-Bragg/Crystal Monochromator

Energy Range
10 - 150 [keV]
Type
Bragg

Double-Laue/Crystal Monochromator

Energy Range
30 - 150 [keV]
Type
Laue transmission

Double-Multilayer Monochromator

Energy Range
10 - 80 [keV]
Type
multilayer-mirrors
Other Optics

Transfocator

Description
Be and Al compound refractive lenses
Endstations or Setup

Microtomography High Resolution (HRtomo)

Microscopes
indirect detection schemes covering magnifications from 80x to 0.3x in combination with different scintillators and sCMOS/CCD cameras
Endstation Operative
Yes

Sample

Mounting Type
various
Required Sample Size
X = 0.1 [mm], Y = 0.1 [mm], Z = 0.1 [mm]
X = 20 [mm], Y = 20 [mm], Z = 20 [mm]
Required Sample Volume
0 [uL]

Manipulator or Sample stage

Degrees Of Freedom
4
Translator Stages
2
Cradles
1
Positioning Precision
X = 0.1 [um], Y = 0.1 [um], Z = 0.1 [um]
Range Of Movement
X = 1 [mm], Y = 300 [mm], Z = 40 [mm]

Sample Environment

Microtomography Medium Resolution (MRtomo)

Microscopes
indirect detection schemes covering magnifications from 80x to 0.3x in combination with different scintillators and sCMOS/CCD cameras
Endstation Operative
Yes

Sample

Mounting Type
various
Required Sample Size
X = 0.1 [mm], Y = 0.1 [mm], Z = 0.1 [mm]
X = 200 [mm], Y = 200 [mm], Z = 500 [mm]

Manipulator or Sample stage

Positioning Precision
X = 0.5 [um], Y = 0.5 [um], Z = 0.5 [um]
Range Of Movement
X = 1 [mm], Y = 400 [mm], Z = 500 [mm]

Sample Environment

Detectors

indirect detection schemes

Type
indirect detection schemes covering magnifications from 80x to 0.3x in combination with different scintillators and sCMOS/CCD cameras
Time Resolved
Yes
Passive or Active (Electronics)
Active

Detection

Detected Particle
Photon
contacts
Alexander RACK
Paul TAFFOREAU
Elodie BOLLER
Herwig REQUARDT
Techniques
Imaging
  • Medical application
  • X-ray microscopy
  • X-ray tomography
Disciplines
Earth Sciences & Environment
  • Other - Earth Sciences & Environment
Energy
  • Other - Energy
Engineering & Technology
  • Other - Engineering & Technology
  • Space
Humanities
  • Arts
Life Sciences & Biotech
  • Agriculture & Fisheries
  • Food quality and safety
  • Medicine
  • Other - Life Sciences & Biotech
  • Veterinary sciences
Material Sciences
  • Knowledge based multifunctional materials
  • Other - Material Sciences
Physics
  • Other - Physics
Address
ESRF - S19, 71 Avenue des Martyrs, 38000 Grenoble, France
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
  • Spec
Data Output Type
  • 2D and 3D images
Data Output Format
  • RAW, TIFF or EDF
Softwares For Data Analysis
  • inhouse: PyHST_2, octave and MatLab
Numerical simulations with user conditions
not available
Equipment That Can Be Brought By The User
please contact beamline staff: the experimental hutch fits a wide range of setups, from furnaces to gas guns, from lasers to cryostreams
Other Equipment Available On Site
please contact beamline staff: furnaces, laser, press, cold cell, cryostream
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