The 5th International Conference on X-ray and Neutron Phase Imaging with Gratings (XNPIG) will be held at Sendai International Center, Sendai, Japan on 20-24 October, 2019. This meeting will be organized by Japan Science and Technology Agency and Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University.


Since the early 1990s X-ray phase imaging methods that utilize wave nature of X-rays have been extensively developed to overcome the limitation of conventional X-ray imaging based on absorption. Above all, grating-based phase-imaging methods appeared in the 2000s have attracted increasing attention because laboratory-based X-ray sources are available and therefore practical and extensive applications of X-ray phase imaging are expected. The concept of phase imaging is also feasible for neutron imaging, and neutron phase imaging has been developed in parallel.
Since 2012, a series of XNPIG meetings are held for the scientists in this specific field including from industry to discuss and exchange the state-of-art technology.
The topics of XNPIG2019 in terms of phase imaging with gratings and/or relevant devices are:

Methods and instrumentation
Grating fabrications
Detectors and radiation sources
Signal retrieval and algorithmics
Materials science and industrial applications
Life science and biomedical/clinical applications

Invited Speakers

Guang-Hong Chen (Univ. Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
Multi-contrast X-ray breast imaging system: physics, engineering and clinical applications (tentative).
Julia Herzen (TUM, Germany)
Recent advances in grating-based phase-contrast breast imaging (tentative).
Lorenzo Massimi (UCL, UK)
A fast edge illumination based phase contrast CT prototype for intraoperative specimen imaging (tentative).
Atsushi Momose (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
Pink-beam four-dimensional phase CT and applications for observing laser ablation phenomena (tentative).
Bob Nagler (LCLS, USA)
Wavefront Sensing and phase retrieval at hard X-ray free electron lasers (tentative).
Franz Pfeiffer (TUM, Germany)
From bench to bedside: results from the first darkfield chest X-ray COPD patient study (tentative).
Dmitry Pushin (Univ. Waterloo, Canada)
Phase-grating moiré neutron interferometer (tentative).
Christian Riess (FAU, Germany)
On X-ray dark-field tomography with a helix trajectory (tentative).
Lucia Romano (PSI, Switzerland)
Insight into silicon based technologies: an effective micro/nano-fabrication platform for high aspect ratio X-ray gratings (tentative).
Takenao Shinohara (J-PARC, Japan)
Development of pulsed neutron grating interferometer at J-PARC MLF (tentative).
Hidekazu Takano (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
Nanoscopic phase tomography by X-ray microscope in combination with Lau interferometry (tentative).
Irene Zanette (Univ. Southampton, UK)