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Introduction to Non-Destructive Analysis and X-ray Imaging

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1. September 2021, 8:45 15:30

Online course

Course objectives

This course is designed to give a basic introduction to and an overview of non-destructive analysis techniques with special focus on X-ray imaging. It will enable the participant to understand the basic physical principles and technical requirements of these techniques. What samples you can analyze and how you can analyze them by X-ray imaging, and how to get the required information out of your imaging data. The course will discuss many practical application examples from industry and science, to increase your understanding of the capabilities, applicability and eventual limitations of the technique.


Course content

  • Overview of non-destructive material analysis and inspection techniques.
  • Introduction to X-ray imaging techniques – where to place your sample
  • Basics of tomographic reconstruction techniques - how to get your data
  • Basic of image analysis and processing- what to do with your data
  • Broad range of application examples from industry and different science branches
  • Capabilities, applicability, state-of-the-art and limitations of X-ray imaging techniques


Target audience

From industry and engineering professionals, technical marketing persons to scientists who would like to familiarize with and better understand the capabilities of X-ray imaging and non-destructive analysis. This includes but not limited to material scientist and engineers, inspection professional, quality management specialist etc.



Scientist of the Center for X-ray Analytics, Empa. Please see the course flyer for the detailed program.



In case of cancellation after 17.08.2021 50% of the participation fee will be charged. After 24.08.2021 or in case of no-show, the total amount will be due. A substitute person can be named at any time.