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MHz rate mulTiple prOjection X-ray MicrOSCOPY

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€3 154 350
EU Contribution
€3 154 350
Project website
Project Acronym
MHz-TOMOSCOPY
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Other specified
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-EIC-2021-PATHFINDEROPEN-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Modern enabling technologies, such as additive manufacturing or cavitation peening used in the aerospace and automotive industries, suffer from a lack of diagnostic tools. To date, one cannot provide relevant volumetric information about the fast processes involved.

Objectives

Efficient diagnostic tools for observing ultrafast phenomena at small scales for modern applications such as additive manufacturing are lacking. The EU-funded MHz-TOMOSCOPY project aims to set a new record in 4D X-ray microscopy, achieving higher spatial and temporal resolutions. Using high-brilliance X-ray sources and multiple X-ray probes, researchers aspire to visualise and characterise dynamics reaching velocities up to some km/s for the first time in the micrometre scale. 4D imaging of opaque samples at MHz rates will open up new windows of understanding in many fields, especially where ultrafast phenomena have been left to simulations and speculations.

The realization of this project will break the current limits in fast, 4D X-ray microscopy by three orders of magnitude. It will be possible to visualize and characterize dynamics reaching velocities up to ~km/s for the first time with micron-scale resolutions. Instead of sample rotation, we will generate multiple X-ray probes and virtually rotate them around the sample to obtain with a single exposure multiple angular views simultaneously.

Methodology

Using modern X-ray sources with very high brilliance, each such 3D frame may be sampled at kHz rates at synchrotrons and even MHz rates at X-ray free-electron laser sources. This will unlock access to 4D observation of processes with velocities never before possible. 4D imaging of opaque samples at MHz rates enables insights across a range of sectors and industries. In cavitation peening, an industrially relevant phenomenon for aerospace and new materials, we have no volumetric information, due to its high speed. This breakthrough will be achieved by the construction of a prototype that will demonstrate MHz rate tomoscopy at the European XFEL, taking advantage of world-unique European laboratories for the benefit of industry.

Observing MHz-fast phenomena in opaque samples enables an entirely new branch of research, with possibilities for all sectors where such fast phenomena has, to date, been left to simulations and speculations. For industry and society, it would open new possibilities in the development and management of several techniques, including laser driven additive manufacturing, shock waves, fractures, evaporation, light alloy metallurgy, fast fluid dynamics, and cavitation phenomena.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.3.1 - The European Innovation Council (EIC)
HORIZON.3.1.1 - The Pathfinder for Advanced Research
Other Programme
HORIZON-EIC-2021-PATHFINDEROPEN-01-01 EIC Pathfinder Open 2021

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Address
NOTKESTRASSE 85, 22607 Hamburg, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 024 390
Partner Organisations
Organisation
SUNA-PRECISION GMBH
Address
NOTKESTRASSE 85, 22607 HAMBURG, Germany
EU Contribution
€402 500
Organisation
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Address
Paradisgatan 5c, 22100 LUND, Sweden
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€285 960
Organisation
UNIVERZITA PAVLA JOZEFA SAFARIKA V KOSICIACH
Address
SROBAROVA 2, 04180 Kosice, Slovakia
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€264 000
Organisation
EUROPEAN X-RAY FREE-ELECTRON LASERFACILITY GMBH
Address
HOLZKOPPEL 4, 22869 Schenefeld, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€813 750
Organisation
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54, 00044 Frascati, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€363 750

Technologies

Technology Theme
Non destructive testing
Technology
X-ray tomography
Development phase
Research/Invention

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