Multi object X-ray scattering simulations.




Greater Copenhagen area

In this project you will:
  • Study and simulate how pieces of X-ray scattering equipment interact.
  • Develop a calculation engine used world wide.
  • Understand sources of noise in X-ray experiments.
  • Learn how to program physics calculations efficiently in c.
X-ray scattering instruments at large scale facilities such as MAX IV (, XFEL ( ), and ESRF ( ), are very complicated "beasts". The instruments are built from hundreds of active pieces of equipment all acting together to deliver a well-formed beam of X-rays onto a sample. Unfortunately those same pieces of equipment have unwanted side-effects forming sources of noise.

In particular, the combined effect of two or more object is often very difficult to calculate. We will build upon a concept developed for neutron scattering and implement a solution for X-rays.

In collaboration with

Mads Bertelsen, Copenhagen University

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DTU Fysik


Erik Bergbäck Knudsen




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MSc in Physics and Nanotechnology


Erik Bergbäck Knudsen


Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Technical University of Denmark

For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.

Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increases and develops our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.

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Anker Engelunds Vej 1
Bygning 101A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Tlf. (+45) 45 25 25 25

CVR-nr. 30 06 09 46

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