Advances in X-ray excitation of Kossel patterns by a focusing polycapillary lens

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  • E. Langer - , Chair of Microsystems, Chair of Surface Physics (Author)
  • S. Däbritz - , TUD Dresden University of Technology (Author)
  • W. Hauffe - , TUD Dresden University of Technology (Author)
  • M. Haschke - , Röntgenanalytik Messtechnik GmbH (Author)


In this paper, the polychromatic X-ray excitation of Kossel patterns by an X-ray tube and a focusing polycapillary lens will be presented. Additionally, it will be shown that the lateral resolution of the Kossel technique under X-ray tube excitation can be improved and the exposure times can be strongly reduced by using a polycapillary lens. The advantageous combination of X-ray fluorescence and crystal structure analysis by means of Kossel microdiffraction will be demonstrated.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-244
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2005

External IDs

Scopus 24644520547



  • Kossel technique, Lattice source interferences, Polycapillary lens