MIRRORCLE is a new type of X-ray source with the characteristics of both a large-scale synchrotron device and an X-ray tube.


It is similar to a synchrotron in that it can produce high-brilliance “white-color” light

 →It covers far-infrared, extreme-ultraviolet (EUV), soft X-rays, and hard X-rays from 10keV to 20MeV.


It is similar to an X-ray tube in that it has a wide radiation angle.

 →It can be used to produce high-precision imaging of large subjects (bridges, automobile components, plants, human bodies, etc.)






It is a “miracle” in the sense that this product achieves the world’s smallest point light source with a full width at half maximum (FWHM) of 4 μm.

 →With a spatial resolution of 5 μm, MIRRORCLE provides detailed imaging and phase-contrast imaging, also achieving high energy resolution ((E/ΔE ≫ 5000) during spectroscopy experiments.









We have delivered a high-power MIRRORCLE-CV4L model to Hitachi Ltd.







Example layout comprising multiple beam lines from MIRRORCLE-6x and concrete shields.




Characteristics of MIRRORCLE


1. Compact

 It is easy to setup in a factory or a laboratory.


2. User friendly

 It includes automated system operations. No special skills are required for turning the beam on or off. Equipment maintenance only takes short periods of time; therefore, it can be operated throughout the year with ease.


3. High-brilliance white-colored X-ray source with a wide energy range (from 10 keV to several MeVs)

 The device can penetrate and capture images of various samples including living bodies, concrete, and heavy metals. The energy level can also be selected by using different targets.


4. Superior spatial resolution

 The resolution produced by MIRRORCLE is determined by the size of the target inserted in the electron path. A sufficient amount of X-rays, even for small targets of the order of microns, can be obtained.


5. High-energy resolution with short beam line

 XAFS spectroscopy of energy resolution 5,000 using a 3m beam line can be performed.


6. Wide-angle imaging using cone-shaped X-ray beam

 Images of materials with small density differences can be obtained with clear contrast at the boundaries using magnified imaging. Additionally, large samples can be imaged.


7. High-brilliance far-infrared radiation

 The mirror placed around the electron orbit allows for the light emitted from the region around the circumference to be collected and focused.


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