TALINT - Grating Kits For Simplified X-Ray Interferometry

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Experience the Future of X-Ray Imaging with TALINT
- Unbeatable Accuracy and Efficiency at Your Fingertips!

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Improved accuracy and efficiency in X-ray imaging

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A flexible solution that can be used to study a wide sample range

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Sensitive detection of defects and inhomogeneities in research

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Easy to use and can be integrated into almost any existing system.

Ready to take your research to the next level? Unlock the full potential of your research with TALINT.

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Customer Testimonials

Hear what our clients say

I worked with gratings made by Microworks GmbH for phase contrast X-ray imaging for over a decade. The experience was always excellent. These unique high aspect-ratio gratings were in majority performing as specified, and in the few cases when they needed correction or improvement, Microworks was prompt and forthcoming. Moreover, Microworks was always very open to developing new grating configurations as needed for our research in medical and high density plasma imaging.Thanks Microworks!

Dan Stutman

John Hopkins University, USA

Very impressive collaboration partner. Great technology. Works out of the box and very quick on adapting the system to our needs. Thanks a lot.

Philipp Schtuz

HSLU Hochschule Luzern

Microworks is a very professional and reliable fabricator for custom gratings and X-ray interferometer and precision micro structures with LIGA technology. Their products has been recognized and praised by many users.

Yijie zhao

Top Unistar

High quality and compliance with production deadlines

Alexander Krokhmal

Bruker Jordan Valley Technologies Ltd.

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Joachim Schulz, founder and managing director of Microworks GmbH

Goodbye Inaccuracies.
Hello Precision!
Hi! My name is Joachim Schulz, and I am the founder and managing director of Microworks GmbH.


How it works:

My team and I would like to guide you through the learning curve in grating based imaging.

Let us help you transform your research with quality-controlled equipment and expert support from our team.


With our vast experience in making gratings for energy ranges between 1 keV and 100 keV, we can provide tailored solutions that fit your unique research needs.


We will customize solutions to meet your specific research needs with our expertise in phase-contrast techniques such as edge illumination or propagation-based imaging.


We use our expertise in integrating setups into existing equipment to help you optimize your research capabilities.


Let's turn your ideas into reality with TALINT and expert solutions.
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All The A's To Your Q's

How long does it take from unpacking the system to get the first picture?

The system is designed to allow for very quick and easy setup. The setup of the mechanical parts can be done within half an hour and the first pictures can be taken as soon as the stepping motor is connected to a computer running the motor software.

What specifications are required for the source and detector?

The Talint system is nearly independent of the source and detector. Here are some examples that were used with our Talint system:

1. Microfocus source and detector with75µm pixel size.

2. Rotating a node source and detector with 300µm pixel size for human lung diagnostics.

3. Good visibility was reported forsource sizes up to 400 µm.

Which system is better? The one for 21 keV or for 40 keV?

This highly depends on the samples you are interested in. In general: phase contrast is better for 21 keV since the refraction is stronger for lower energies. However, for highly absorbing samples 40 keV may be better option due to higher transmission.

How can the stepping motor and the trigger of the detector be connected?

This depends heavily on the detector used by the costumer. The motor can be addressed via code.

What kind of samples are suitable for Talint?

Samples with low absorption contrast but high refraction contrast or high scattering are of main interest for the Talint system.

Can I change the photon energy or the distances of the gratings for the Talint EDUsystem?

The distances of the gratings are fixed and can not be changed. The system can beused for energies aside from the design energy to a certain degree but that will induce a loss of visibility. If you are interested in other energies orgrating distances please contact us directly and we will discuss with you if a Talint LAB system would be a viable option.

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