Virtual: X-ray ptychographic topography, a new tool for strain imaging – Diffraction of X-ray by thin perfect crystals

21-05-20 15:00 - 17:00

From the event website: Strain and defects in crystalline materials are responsible for the distinct mechanical, electric and magnetic properties of a desired material, making their study an essential task in material characterization, fabrication and design. Existing techniques for the visualization of strain fields, such as transmission electron microscopy and diffraction, are destructive and limited to thin slices of the materials. On the other hand, non-destructive X-ray imaging methods either have a reduced resolution or are not robust enough for a broad range of applications. In this talk I will present X-ray ptychographic topography, a new method for strain imaging with the resolution of tens of nanometers, and demonstrate its use on an InSb micro-pillar after micro-compression, where the strained region is visualized. I will describe the experiment performed in both transmission and diffraction geometry and show how X-ray ptychographic topography proves itself as a robust non-destructive approach for the imaging of strain fields within bulk crystalline specimens with a spatial resolution of a few tens of nanometers.

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  • Language: English
  • Location: Virtual
  • Free of charge

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