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Fast acquisition protocol for X-ray scattering tensor tomography

Kim, Jisoo and Kagias, Matias and Marone, Federica and Shi, Zhitian and Stampanoni, Marco (2021) Fast acquisition protocol for X-ray scattering tensor tomography. Scientific Reports, 11 . Art. No. 23046. ISSN 2045-2322. PMCID PMC8629987; PMC8786888. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-02467-w.

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Microstructural information over an entire sample is important to understand the macroscopic behaviour of materials. X-ray scattering tensor tomography facilitates the investigation of the microstructural organisation in statistically large sample volumes. However, established acquisition protocols based on scanning small-angle X-ray scattering and X-ray grating interferometry inherently require long scan times even with highly brilliant X-ray sources. Recent developments in X-ray diffractive optics towards circular pattern arrays enable fast single-shot acquisition of the sample scattering properties with 2D omnidirectional sensitivity. X-ray scattering tensor tomography with the use of this circular grating array has been demonstrated. We propose here simple yet inherently rapid acquisition protocols for X-ray scattering tensor tomography leveraging on these new optical elements. Results from both simulation and experimental data, supported by a null space analysis, suggest that the proposed acquisition protocols are not only rapid but also corroborate that sufficient information for the accurate volumetric reconstruction of the scattering properties is provided. The proposed acquisition protocols will build the basis for rapid inspection and/or time-resolved tensor tomography of the microstructural organisation over an extended field of view.

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Kim, Jisoo0000-0002-2313-6037
Kagias, Matias0000-0003-0435-6672
Marone, Federica0000-0002-3467-8763
Shi, Zhitian0000-0003-0539-219X
Stampanoni, Marco0000-0001-7486-6681
Additional Information:© The Author(s) 2021. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit Received 07 June 2021; Accepted 27 October 2021; Published 29 November 2021. This work received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant 765604 (MUMMERING) and EUROSTARS INFORMAT E! 11060. The experiments were performed at the TOMCAT beamline, Swiss Light Source (SLS), Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Switzerland. We thank the SLS cSAXS beamline for allowing us to modify and use their sample stage. We thank Xnovo Technology ApS, Denmark for providing the fibre pellet phantom. Data availability: The datasets generated and analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request. Author Contributions: J.K. conceived and conducted the null space and the simulation studies. J.K., M.K., and F.M. conceived and conducted the experiments. J.K. analysed and visualised the results. M.K and Z.S. fabricated the gratings. M.K., F.M. and M.S. conceived the MUMMERING project providing the basis for this work. J.K. wrote the manuscript with contribution from all co-authors. The authors declare no competing interests.
Errata:Kim, J., Kagias, M., Marone, F. et al. Author Correction: Fast acquisition protocol for X-ray scattering tensor tomography. Sci Rep 12, 1571 (2022).
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Marie Curie Fellowship76560
Subject Keywords:Imaging and sensing; Imaging techniques; Phase-contrast microscopy; X-rays
PubMed Central ID:PMC8629987; PMC8786888
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Official Citation:Kim, J., Kagias, M., Marone, F. et al. Fast acquisition protocol for X-ray scattering tensor tomography. Sci Rep 11, 23046 (2021).
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:29 Nov 2021 23:39
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