Nuclear Science and Techniques

《核技术》(英文版) ISSN 1001-8042 CN 31-1559/TL     2019 Impact factor 1.556

Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2015, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (2): 020102 doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.26.020102


Latest advances of X-ray imaging and biomedical applications beamline at SSRF

XIE Hong-Lan (谢红兰),1, y DENG Biao (邓彪),1 DU Guo-Hao (杜国浩),1 FU Ya-Nan (付亚楠),1 CHEN Rong-Chang (陈荣昌),1 ZHOU Guang-Zhao (周光照),1 REN Yu-Qi (任玉琦),1 WANG Yu-Dan (王玉丹),1 XUE Yan-Ling (薛艳玲),1 PENG Guan-Yun (彭冠云),1 HE You (和友),1 GUO Han (郭瀚),1 and XIAO Ti-Qiao (肖体乔)1   

  1. 1Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF), Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics,
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201204, China
  • Contact: XIE Hong-Lan; XIAO Ti-Qiao;
  • Supported by:

    Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China
    (Nos. 11475248 and 11105213)

XIE Hong-Lan, DENG Biao, FU Ya-Nan, CHEN Rong-Chang, ZHOU Guang-Zhao, REN Yu-Qi, WANG Yu-Dan, PENG Guan-Yun, HE You, GUO Han, and XIAO Ti-Qiao . Latest advances of X-ray imaging and biomedical applications beamline at SSRF.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2015, 26(2): 020102     doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.26.020102


On May 6, 2009, the X-ray imaging and biomedical application beamline (BL13W1) at Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF) officially opened to users, with 8–72:5 keV X-rays. The experimental station is equipped with four sets of X-ray CCD detectors of different pixel size (0:19–24 μm) for on-line phase-contrast
imaging and micro-CT imaging with 0:8 μm spatial resolution and 1 ms temporal resolution. An in vivo micro-
CT experiment for a living insect was realized in 4 s. An X-ray fluorescence detector is equipped for X-ray
fluorescence mapping imaging and X-ray fluorescence micro-CT imaging with 50 μm spatial resolution. In order
to meet different requirements from the users, several experimental methods, such as X-ray spiral micro-CT, Xray
local micro-CT, X-ray fast micro-CT, X-ray grating-based differential micro-CT, X-ray fluorescence micro-
CT and X-ray quantitative micro-CT have been developed, and nearly 60 papers related to those developments
for this beamline have been published. Moreover, the beamline has realized the remote fast CT reconstruction,
providing a great convenience for the users to process experimental data at their offices. As of August 2014,
the beamline has offered the user beamtime of (23 145 h), from which 232 user papers have been published,
including 151 SCI papers and 55 papers with SCI impact factor > 3. The quantity and quality of the user paper
outcome keep a steady increase. Some typical user experimental results are introduced.

Key words: X-ray imaging, X-ray in-line phase-contrast imaging, X-ray micro-CT, CT reconstruction, X-ray fluorescence CT