The applications of x-ray are diverse, as are the activities of the x-ray group at the Nano-Science Center. Current activities of the group include:
- X-ray reflectometry
- X-ray diffractometry
- X-ray computed tomography
- X-ray phase contrast imaging
Students and staff in the x-ray group are utilizing these methods to study samples such as polymer/metal thin films (in collaboration with Centre for Moleculer Movies), semiconducting nano-particles and nano-wires, sub-micron structures in chalk (in collaboration with NanoGeoScience) and medical imaging (in collaboration with Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland and Rigshospitalet).
Experimental research activities are conducted in our own laboratories at The H.C. Ørsted Institute as well as at international synchrotron radiation facilities in France, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, U.S.A. and Japan. The powerfull x-rays produced at these synchrotron radiation facilities allow us to measure nona sized structures of the materials, such as stacking order of the atomic layers in a nano-crystal.