Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 404, Issue 5, pp 1297–1301

3D elemental sensitive imaging using transmission X-ray microscopy

  • Yijin Liu
  • Florian Meirer
  • Junyue Wang
  • Guillermo Requena
  • Phillip Williams
  • Johanna Nelson
  • Apurva Mehta
  • Joy C. Andrews
  • Piero Pianetta
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00216-012-5818-9

Cite this article as:
Liu, Y., Meirer, F., Wang, J. et al. Anal Bioanal Chem (2012) 404: 1297. doi:10.1007/s00216-012-5818-9

Abstract

Determination of the heterogeneous distribution of metals in alloy/battery/catalyst and biological materials is critical to fully characterize and/or evaluate the functionality of the materials. Using synchrotron-based transmission x-ray microscopy (TXM), it is now feasible to perform nanoscale-resolution imaging over a wide X-ray energy range covering the absorption edges of many elements; combining elemental sensitive imaging with determination of sample morphology. We present an efficient and reliable methodology to perform 3D elemental sensitive imaging with excellent sample penetration (tens of microns) using hard X-ray TXM. A sample of an Al–Si piston alloy is used to demonstrate the capability of the proposed method.

Keywords

Transmission X-ray microscopy Synchrotron radiation 3D elemental mapping 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yijin Liu
    • 1
  • Florian Meirer
    • 2
  • Junyue Wang
    • 3
  • Guillermo Requena
    • 4
  • Phillip Williams
    • 1
  • Johanna Nelson
    • 1
  • Apurva Mehta
    • 1
  • Joy C. Andrews
    • 1
  • Piero Pianetta
    • 1
  1. 1.Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryMenlo ParkUSA
  2. 2.Fondazione Bruno KesslerPovoItaly
  3. 3.Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  4. 4.Institute of Materials Science and TechnologyVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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