Compton microscopy


An X-ray photon energy of 60 keV provides the greatest signal for X-ray microscopy for a given X-ray dose (and hence damage) to biological material. In conjunction with the group of Dr. Bajt in CFEL, this project will make use of novel X-ray lenses, not previously available, to develop high-resolution low-dose X-ray microscopy via Compton scattering. This involves characterising the imaging properties of such a microscope and determining optimum strategies to achieve 3D images of cells. The PhD candidate should possess a strong interest in optics and imaging, wavefront sensing, and who is capable of programming and performing data visualisation.