UItra High Precision Analysis

Highlights of this Course
These lectures demonstrate the high precision analysis using synchrotron radiation, one of the most sophisticated techniques developed during the past 20 years.

Course Description
The aim of this course is to demonstrate the applications of synchrotron radiation in high precision imaging technology, and consequently, its application non-destructive elemental analyses, chemical-state analyses and imaging (distribution) of the elements within small areas. The cell microanalysis is a good example of these applications, while other applications of similar nature can be extended to a wide range of engineering fields. The basics for understanding and applications of synchrotron radiation are the same as those of x-ray spectrometry, which has been well developed during the twentieth century and is widely applied to various fields of science and technology, including biology and medicine. What makes a synchrotron radiation x-ray source very useful for analytical works, especially for biological applications, are the very high brilliance and energy variability of the x-ray beam.


Graduate School
Graduate School of Engineering
Instructor name
Ari IDE-EKTESSABI(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering)


Schedule and Contents
#1 Introduction to High Precision Analysis Using Synchrotron Radiations
#2 Synchrotron Radiation and X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy
#3 Micro Imaging and Quantitative XRF micro Analysis
#4 Fine Structure Spectroscopy
#5 Fine Structure Spectroscopy
#6 Synchrotron Radiation Measurement
#7 Elemental Images of Single Neurons by Using SR-XRF I
#8 Elemental Images of Single Neurons by Using SR-XRF II
#9 Elemental Imaging of Mouse ES Cells(Application)
#10 Application of Synchrotron Radiation in the Investigation of process of neuronal differentiation
#11 Chemical State Imaging for Investigations of Neurodegenerative Disorders (Parkinsonism-Dementia Complex)
#12 Chemical State Imaging for Investigations of Neurodegenerative Disorders: Chemical State of Iron in Parkinsonism Dementia Complex (PDC)
#13 Comparison with other techniques