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IWXM 2022

7th International Workshop on Metrology for X-ray Optics, Mirror Design and Fabrication
Berlin, 5th to 7th April, 2022


The 7th International Workshop on Metrology for X-ray Optics, Mirror Design and Fabrication (IWXM) will be held in Berlin, Germany, from April 5th-7th, 2022 as a satellite workshop of the Synchrotron Radiation and Instrumentation-SRI conference 2022.

It will provide a forum for presentation and discussion on the latest developments in X-ray optics like mirrors, gratings, reflection zone plates, etc. with particular regard to improvements in metrology, deterministic surface finishing, developments in ML-coatings, simulation of optical systems performance. Contributions from private companies are welcome.

The workshop will include a series of oral and poster presentations as well as a tour of the BESSY-II synchrotron radiation source. The workshop will be held as a hybrid-event with the option of participation in person as well as virtual.

However, in case that the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic does not improve until then, we would take any appropriate measures and may organize the workshop as a full virtual event.


  • Fabrication and finishing technology for X-ray mirrors
  • Metrology challenges for X-ray mirrors
  • Active and adaptive optics for X-ray applications
  • X-ray beam shaping, wave front optimization and coherence preservation
  • In-situ metrology and wave front measurements
  • Optics for ultra-short/ultra-intense pulses
  • X-Ray optics for astronomy
  • Multilayer optics characterization and metrology
  • Beamline performance and scientific results obtained by using novel optical schemes
  • Specifications for optics at new storage ring and free-electron laser sources
  • Simulation and data analysis
  • Theoretical framework for describing source coherence, and the propagation of mutual coherence, along with analytical- and numerical- modeling
  • Measurements of spatial and temporal coherence
  • Application of AI for beamline performance optimization and operation