Project duration: 01.10.2014 – 30.09.2017


Correlative spatiotemporally resolved diffraction is able to gain fundamental and detailed understanding of the driving forces and processes of defect generation in crystalline materials during growth and processing. The methodology is based on the combination of in situ topography, diffraction laminography and further complementary methods. The evolution of cristals should be studied in dependence of thermal, mechanical, electrical and chemical load. The method will give new insights in materials sciences processes involved in wafer production, CMOS-technology or solar cells.

Key technologies developed in STROBOS-CODE are:

  • Algebraic reconstruction methods for 3D diffraction imaging
  • Correlation algorithms for topography and diffraction laminography
  • High-speed streaming cameras

Further information:



  • A N Danilewski
    Institute of Geo- and Environmental Natural Sciences, Albert-Ludwig-University Freiburg (UFREI)
  • M Fiederle
    Freiburg Materials Research Center, Albert-Ludwig-University Freiburg (FMF)
  • T Baumbach, D Hänschke
    Laboratory for Applications of Synchrotron Radiation, KIT (LAS)
  • E Hamann
    Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation, KIT (IPS)
  • J Becker
    Institute for Information Processing Technologies, KIT (ITIV)
  • A Kopmann, M Balzer, M Caselle, S Chilingaryan
    Institute for Data Processing and Electronics, KIT (IPE)
  • V Asadchikov
    Shubnikov Crystallography Institute (SCI)


Institute of Geo- and Environmental Natural Sciences
Albert-Ludwig-University Freiburg
Hermann-Herder-Str. 5
D-79104 Freiburg
Dr. Andreas Danilewsky
P: +49 761 / 203–6450


The project has been funded within the “Joint Declaration on a Strategic Partnership in Education, Research and Innovation” between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Russian Federation.