J. Phys. IV France
Volume 104, March 2003
Page(s) 103 - 107

J. Phys. IV France
104 (2003) 103
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:200300039

Twinmic: A European twin microscope station combining full-field imaging and scanning microscopy

B. Kaulich1, D. Bacescu1, D. Cocco1, J. Susini2, M. Salomé2, O. Dhez2, C. David3, T. Weitkamp3, E. Di Fabrizio4, S. Cabrini4, G. Morrison5, P. Charalambous5, J. Thieme6, T. Wilhein7, J. Kovac8, M. Podnar8 and M. Kiskinova1

1  ELETTRA-Sincrotrone Trieste, S.S. 14, km 163.5 in Area Science Park, 34012 Trieste, Italy
2  FSRF, BP. 220, 38043 Grenoble cedex, France
3  Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen, Switzerland
4  TASC/INFM, S.S. 14, km 163.5 in Area Science Park, 34012 Trieste, Italy
5  King's College London, Department of Physics, The Strand, London WC2R 2LS, U.K.
6  Institute for X-Ray Physics, University of Göttingen, Geiststrasse 11, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
7  RheinAhrCampus Remagen, Suedallee 2, 52424 Koblenz-Remagen, Germany
8  ITPO, Teslova 30, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

The two types of X-ray microscopes, scanning and full-field imaging, have different but complementary capabilities in term of image acquisition and spectroscopies. The novel approach used for the first time in the EU RT&D project "Twinmic" (HPRI-CT-2001-50024) aims at building of a multipurpose end-station combining scanning and full-field imaging microscopes with easy switch between the two modes. The twin microscope is expected to achieve the state-of-art performance of both microscopy modes in fast imaging, tomography and spectroscopy ( $\mu$-XANES/XRF), allowing new class of experiments in exploration of heterogeneous phenomena of the matter at mesoscopic length scales.

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