The IMAGE beamline is being constructed in the western straight-section of the storage ring.
Two experimantal stations will be established for fullfilling different imaging methods.
Station 1: MIQA
Located in the second experimental hutch, it will be a hard X-ray microscope dedicated to non-destructive testing based on differnt types of deep X-ray lithographical lenses, with an optical resolution down to 200nm.
Station 2: UFO
Located in the second experimantal hutch, it will be dedicated to white-beam computed tomography/laminography coherent imaging by in-line holograph, grating interferometry and 3D micro-diffraction imaging methods
Planned layout of the IMAGE beamline
The radiation source for the beamline is a CLIC wiggler (more information see here).
Key parameters of the planned source are given in the table below:
|Magnetic field B (T)
|Period lenght (mm)
|Number of periods
|Hor. Source size rsm (mm)
|Ver. Source size rsm (mm)
Hor. Source divergence rsm (mrad)
|Ver. Source divergence rsm (mrad)
|Critical Energy (keV)
|Total power (kW)
The IMAGE beamline will offer two experimental stations:
- MiQA : a hard X-ray microscope for X-ray optics development and material science. This station will itself be based on X-ray compound refractive lens (CRL) technology developed at IPSA together with the Institute for Microstructure Technology, KIT.
- The so-called UFO facility ('Ultra-Fast X-ray Imaging of Scientific Processes with On-line Assessment and Data-driven Process Control') is dedicated to ultra-fast, high-resolution X-ray imaging for life and material sciences and non-destructive testing