Ultra-fast X-ray Imaging


Progress in recent years concerning X-ray optics, detector technology, and the tremendous increase of processing speed of commodity computational architectures gives rise to a paradigm shift in synchrotron X-ray imaging. UFO aims to enable a new type of smart experiment using the vast computational power of massively parallel computation units: On-line assessment of sample dynamics will enable active image-based control, allow an unprecedented image quality, and will provide insight into so far inaccessible scientific processes.

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Herrmann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Matthias Balzer
Project Manager
P: +49 721 608-25696
F: +49 721 608-25594


The project “The Ultra fast X-ray imaging of scientific processes with on-line assessment and data-driven process control” is funded within the “Joint Declaration on a Strategic Partnership in Education, Research and Innovation” between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Russian Federation.