August 2018

“Hyper Resolution X-Ray Phase Imaging”

“Hyper Resolution X-Ray Phase Imaging” – microworks receives funding for a joint R&D project together with KIT/IMT, Tohoku University and Hamamatsu Photonics

Microworks’ success on the market has been driven by applications of microstructures used in X-ray imaging. Interest in phase-contrast and dark-field imaging continues to grow thanks to microworks’ X-ray gratings, which make it possible to obtain detailed, in-depth information on an object’s microstructure. With the HyReXPhI initiative, microworks will prepare the next generation of X-ray imaging using only phase gratings. Microworks’ Managing Director Dr. Joachim Schulz says, “Excellent partners with relevant and excellent competences are key to the success of this project.”

A total of 35 proposals were submitted in response to a joint call for proposals by BMBF (German Ministry of Education and Research) and JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency). Three projects were chosen for funding, including HyReXPhI.

The official announcement and explanations concerning the political and societal impact of the funding scheme can be found here: