The Laboratory of x-ray diffraction methods and computed tomography was founded in 2015 as significant improvement of the already existing laboratory of x-ray diffraction. X-ray diffractometer for investigation of thin films and nanostructures, Empyrean, and X-ray computer microtomograph SkyScan 1272 were purchased thanks to the project “Hi-tech laboratory for advanced X-ray methods and tomography for the development of eco- and energy-saving technologies and technologies related to health” financed under Operational Program “Development of the Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy 2007-2013”.
The laboratory covers a wide spectrum of structural X-ray studies on nano- and micro- level of monolithic polycrystalline samples, powder samples and thin films. The diffractometer has opportunities for small-angle diffraction, grazing incident x-ray diffraction, small-angle scattering, micro-diffraction, reflectometry, investigation of texture and residual stresses and measurements at high temperatures in protective environment.
The computerized X-ray tomography allows non-destructive testing with high resolution in the entire volume (3D) of various materials, biological objects, archaeological artifacts and other objects that can be penetrated by the X-ray radiation of the device.
European Regional Development Fund
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BG161PO003-1.2.04 „Development of applied research
in research organizations in Bulgaria“
"Development of the Competitiveness of the
Bulgarian Economy" 2007 - 2013
Project №BG161PO003-1.2.04-0003 "High-tech laboratory for specialized X-ray and tomography methods for the development of eco- and energy-saving technologies and technologies related to health" is implemented with the financial support of Operational Program "Development of the Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy" 2007 - 2013 financed by the European Union through the European regional Development Fund and the national budget of the Republic of Bulgaria.