X-ray and neutron instrumentation

RITA, an instrument built by the NEXMAP section for the Paul Sherrer Institute (Switzerland).

Optical surface scanning

Industrial robot used by DTU Compute in one of their tailor-made instruments. The robot plays a key role in the development of large datasets and algorithms.

Instrumentation

The research groups involved in Imaging at DTU have a strong expertise within X-ray and neutron instrumentation. They have a long tradition for designing and constructing advanced instruments both in collaboration with large-scale facilities and at local level, in collaboration with the industry or for experimental purposes. 

X-ray and neutron instrumentation

The NEXMAP section at DTU Physics has an extensive expertise within design and construction of neutron and X-ray instruments for large-scale facilities. NEXMAP has among others delivered two instruments to ESRF (Grenoble, France), one to DESY (Hamburg, Germany), one to PSI (Villigen, Switzerland), and the section is currently involved in the following instrumentation projects in collaboration with large-scale facilities:

  • DANMAX at MAX-IV (Lund, Sweden)

  • Camea at ESS (Lund, Sweden)

  • FXE at the European XFEL (Hamburg, Germany)

  • ID06 at ESRF (Grenoble, France) where the dark-field X-ray microscopy setup for nanoscale imaging is partly financed by an ERC Advanced Grant placed at NEXMAP.

Moreover, NEXMAP is a driving force in the EASi project, which aims at developing the next generation airport security, as well as in the CINEMA project, where the section contributes to the development of various sample environments for in situ imaging.

Instruments for optical surface scanning

The Section for Image Analysis and Computer Graphics at DTU Compute designs and constructs instruments for optical surface scanning, which can be adapted to the specific needs of a given experimental set-up or investigation. One of these unique instruments is for example composed of a structured light surface scanner, which is used to optimize 3D surface reconstruction methods from stereo view, and an industrial robot, which plays a key role in the development of large datasets and algorithms for verification of rendered computer simulated models.

Grating interferometer

The X-ray and neutron imaging group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, specializes in the use and development of the grating interferometer technique, which offers the possibility to measure very small features or changes in a material, such as fibers, cracks, fissure etc. As part of the NEXIM project, the X-ray and neutron imaging group is designing and constructing a conveyer belt x-ray grating interferometer in order to develop a reliable method to detect unwanted materials in food.

Grating interferometer

Conveyer belt X-ray grating interferometer designed and constructed by the X-ray and neutron imaging group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

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Carsten Gundlach
Senior Research Engineer
DTU Physics
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Anders Bjorholm Dahl
Associate professor, Head of Section
DTU Compute
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Camilla Himmelstrup Trinderup
Postdoc
DTU Compute
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Torsten Lauridsen
PhD Student
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen