The Imaging thematic covers acquisition, processing and applications in imaging that are relevant to systems using synchrotrons and/or neutron sources. We consider all possible length scales and subjects accessible with modern and future methods. The focus is on finding new image reconstruction and/or analysis techniques that can help to extract meaningful information from x-ray/neutron imaging data and on connecting different methodologies and competences in order to shed new light on challenges in imaging of different subject matters.







Working group on x-ray fluorescence tecHniques

X-ray fluorescence imaging tehcniques are a versatile toolbox for the characterisation of chemical species in a wide range of samples sizes and types relevant to many subjects. Examples of these include: Biology, Geology, Life Sciences, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Soft Matter. A major aim of the working group is to kickstart initiatives helping and bringing together new user communities for these techniques.


Working group on GeoArchaeology

Geological and Archaeological Working Group for the development of imaging using synchrotrons and neutron sources. The new large infrastructures at LU (MAXIV and ESS) will play an important role to merge interests across faculties and move research forward. Both geology and archaeology are strongly favoured by this. To achieve this, researchers in archaeology in particular need to gain knowledge about how both synchrotron and neutron sources can be used. This working group intends to organise at least five events, one kick-off conference and 4 workshops, as well as specific campaigns for beam time.


Working group on X-ray and neutron imaging applications in SOIL SCIENCEs

X-ray and neutron imaging provide opportunities to ‘see’ into generally opaque soil systems and have great potential to address important research questions in soil and, more generally, environmental sciences. It is important to promote applications of the techniques within the fields and ensure continuous collaboration between soil and beamline scientists at institutions such as MAX IV, ESS and synchrotrons around the world. Better communication and knowledge transfer could ensure exchange of advances in sample preparation techniques, efficient measurement protocols and inspiration in matching the most urgent research questions of the field with advances in analysis methods. The working group will address these needs and organize a series of international workshops which will (I) provide basic knowledge about X-ray and neutron imaging techniques for new users from soil and environmental sciences, (II) give scientific inspiration in form of application examples of different synchrotron and neutron techniques in the field, (III) help in establishing a network between soil scientists (both the ones that are already using X-ray and neutron imaging techniques and the ones that are interested in using them) and beamline scientists and (IV) lead to new collaborations. Such workshops will introduce new expertise to the community of soil scientists, namely in how X-ray and neutron imaging can be used as tools to address questions in their research.