Project

Combined quantitative chemical and morphological imiaging in 3D at a nanoscopic level

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 October 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Geology
    • Animal biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
    • Medical imaging and therapy
  • Engineering and technology
    • Multimedia processing
    • Biological system engineering
    • Signal processing
Keywords
environmental toxicology cosmochemistry XRF imaging tomography geochemistry geology mass spectrometry
 
Project description

This project aims at developing a number of new techniques such as nanoXRF/nanoCT, full field XRF imaging and 3D ICP mass spectrometry to realise 3D chemical and morphological imaging, whereby the nanoXRF/nanoCT technique should ultimately allow this on a nanoscopic level. The project team wants to use these new revolutionary techniques to perform groundbreaking fundamental research with regard to environmental toxicology, studying interstellar matter, geochemistry and studying changes in geological materials.