Micro DiffractionThere is an increasing interest for microbeam diffraction analysis such as micro-diffraction used to study crystallography structures with high spatial resolution. Another application example is residual stress analysis to measure crucial spots on mechanical parts. For these applications the x-ray beam has to be concentrated on a very small area (typically smaller than 50 microns) in order to produce a sufficiently clean signal so that the data may be collected in a reasonable time.
Several x-ray monochromators may be used to produce a spot of 50 microns or smaller. Two dimensional focusing multilayer optics are the most efficient solution for applications requiring a monochromatic beam with a small spot and a low to moderate divergence.
Xenocs innovative solution for high performance Micro Diffraction
Xenocs FOX3D multilayer optics and GeniX 3D beam delivery systems have proved extremely well adapted for micro-diffraction.
Xenocs optics can be also efficiently coupled to larger sources such as synchrotron sources where they can be used as a beam concentrator for micro diffraction.
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