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Maia X-ray fluorescence imaging: Capturing detail in complex natural samplesF

CG Ryan, DP Siddons, R Kirkham, ZY Li, MD de Jonge, DJ Paterson, A Kuczewski, DL Howard, PA Dunn, G Falkenberg, U Boesenberg, G De Geronimo, LA Fisher, A Halfpenny, MJ Lintern, E Lombi, KA Dyl, M Jensen, GF Moorhead, JS Cleverley Show all

22ND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON X-RAY OPTICS AND MICROANALYSIS | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

Motivated by the challenge of capturing complex hierarchical chemical detail in natural material from a wide range of applications, the Maia detector array and integrated realtime processor have been developed to acquire X-ray fluorescence images using X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy (XFM). Maia has been deployed initially at the XFM beamline at the Australian Synchrotron and more recently, demonstrating improvements in energy resolution, at the P06 beamline at Petra III in Germany. Maia captures fine detail in element images beyond 100 M pixels. It combines a large solid-angle annular energy-dispersive 384 detector array, stage encoder and flux counter inputs and dedicated FPGA-based real-tim..

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