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MHz rate mulTiple prOjection X-ray MicrOSCOPY

Objective

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. 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. 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.

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 024 390,00
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Germany

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Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 024 390,00

Participants (5)

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 285 960,00
Address
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 285 960,00
UNIVERZITA PAVLA JOZEFA SAFARIKA V KOSICIACH
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 264 000,00
Address
Srobarova 2
04180 Kosice

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Region
Slovensko Východné Slovensko Košický kraj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 264 000,00
EUROPEAN X-RAY FREE-ELECTRON LASERFACILITY GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 813 750,00
Address
Holzkoppel 4
22869 Schenefeld

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Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Pinneberg
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 813 750,00
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 363 750,00
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 363 750,00
SUNA-PRECISION GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 402 500,00
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 402 500,00

Partners (2)

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
Japan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
1-1 Katahira, 2 Chome, Aoba-ku
980 8577 Sendai

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data