Publications by the members of the group.


  1. S. Savatović, M.-C. Zdora, F. De Marco, C. Bikis, M. Olbinado, A. Rack, B. Müller, P. Thibault and I. Zanette, Multi-resolution X-ray phase-contrast and dark-field tomography of human cerebellum with near-field speckles, Biomedical Optics Express 15, 142-161 (2024)


  1. F. De Marco, S. Savatović, R. Smith, V. Di Trapani, M. Margini, G. Lautizi and P. Thibault, High-speed processing of X-ray wavefront marking data with the Unified Modulated Pattern Analysis (UMPA) model, Optics Express 31, 635-650 (2023)
  2. V. Di Trapani, L. Brombal, F. De Marco, D. Dreossi and P. Thibault, Unified Modulation Pattern Analysis (UMPA) algorithm for 1D sensitive X-ray phase contrast imaging techniques, Journal of Instrumentation 18, C01059 (2023)
  3. S. Savatović, F. De Marco, M. Riedel, V. Di Trapani, M. Margini, G. Lautizi, J. U. Hammel, J. Herzen and P. Thibault, Helical sample-stepping for faster speckle-based multi-modal tomography with the Unified Modulated Pattern Analysis (UMPA) model, Journal of Instrumentation 18, C11020 (2023)


  1. R. Smith, F. De Marco, L. Broche, M.-C. Zdora, N. W. Phillips, R. Boardman and P. Thibault, X-ray directional dark-field imaging using Unified Modulated Pattern Analysis, PLOS ONE 17, e0273315 (2022)


  1. B. J. Daurer, S. Sala, M. F. Hantke, H. K. N. Reddy, J. Bielecki, Z. Shen, C. Nettelblad, M. Svenda, T. Ekeberg; G. A. Carini, P. Hart; T. Osipov; A. Aquila, N. D. Loh, F. R. N. C. Maia and P. Thibault, Ptychographic wavefront characterization for single-particle imaging at x-ray lasers, Optica 8, 551 (2021)


  1. S. Sala, B. J. Daurer, M. Odstrcil, F. Capotondi, E. Pedersoli, M. F. Hantke, M. Manfredda, N. D. Loh, P. Thibault and F. R. N. C. Maia, Pulse-to-pulse wavefront sensing at free-electron lasers using ptychography, J. Appl. Crystallogr. 53, 949–956 (2020)
  2. I. Zanette, R. Clare, D. Eastwood, C. Venkata, F. Pfeiffer, P. Cloetens and P. Thibault, Phase-Vortex Removal for Quantitative X-Ray Nanotomography with Near-Field Ptychography, Phys. Rev. Appl. 14, 064078 (2020)
  3. M.-C. Zdora, P. Thibault, W. Kuo, V. Fernandez, H. Deyhle, J. Vila-Comamala, M. P. Olbinado, A. Rack, P. M. Lackie, O. L. Katsamenis, M. J. Lawson, V. Kurtcuoglu, C. Rau, F. Pfeiffer and I. Zanette, X-ray phase tomography with near-field speckles for three-dimensional virtual histology, Optica 7, 1221–1227 (2020)
  4. M.-C. Zdora, I. Zanette, T. Walker, N. W. Phillips, R. Smith, H. Deyhle, S. Ahmed and P. Thibault, X-ray phase imaging with the unified modulated pattern analysis of near-field speckles at a laboratory source, Appl. Opt. 59, 2270–2275 (2020)


  1. S. Sala, D. J. Batey, A. Prakash, S. Ahmed, C. Rau and P. Thibault, Ptychographic X-ray computed tomography at a high-brilliance X-ray source, Opt. Express 27, 533 (2019)


  1. S. Sala, V. S. C. Kuppili, S. Chalkidis, D. J. Batey, X. Shi, C. Rau and P. Thibault, Multiscale X-ray imaging using ptychography, J. Synchrotron Radiat. 25, 1214–1221 (2018)
  2. M.-C. Zdora, I. Zanette, T. Zhou, F. J. Koch, J. Romell, S. Sala, A. Last, Y. Ohishi, N. Hirao, C. Rau and P. Thibault, At-wavelength optics characterisation via X-ray speckle- and grating-based unified modulated pattern analysis, Opt. Express 26, 4989–5004 (2018)


  1. M.-C. Zdora, J. Vila-Comamala, G. Schulz, A. Khimchenko, A. Hipp, A. C. Cook, D. Dilg, C. David, C. Grünzweig, C. Rau, P. Thibault and I. Zanette, X-ray phase microtomography with a single grating for high-throughput investigations of biological tissue, Biomed. Opt. Express 8, 1257–1270 (2017)
  2. M.-C. Zdora, P. Thibault, T. Zhou, F. J. Koch, J. Romell, S. Sala, A. Last, C. Rau and I. Zanette, X-ray Phase-Contrast Imaging and Metrology through Unified Modulated Pattern Analysis, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 203903 (2017)


  1. B. Enders and P. Thibault, A computational framework for ptychographic reconstructions, P. Roy. Soc. A-MathA-math. Phy. 472, 20160640 (2016)


  1. D. Hahn, P. Thibault, A. Fehringer, M. Bech, T. Koehler, F. Pfeiffer and P.B. Noël, Statistical iterative reconstruction algorithm for X-ray phase-contrast CT, Sci. Rep. 5, 10452 (2015)
  2. M. Stockmar, I. Zanette, M. Dierolf, B. Enders, R. Clare, F. Pfeiffer and P. Thibault, X-Ray Near-Field Ptychography for Optically Thick Specimens, Phys. Rev. Appl. 3, 014005 (2015)
  3. M. Stockmar, M. Hubert, M. Dierolf, B. Enders, R. Clare, S. Allner, A. Fehringer, I. Zanette, J. Villanova, J. Laurencin, P. Cloetens, F. Pfeiffer and P. Thibault, X-ray nanotomography using near-field ptychography, Opt. Express 23, 12720–12731 (2015)
  4. J. Wenz, S. Schleede, K. Khrennikov, M. Bech, P. Thibault, M. Heigoldt, F. Pfeiffer and S. Karsch, Quantitative X-ray phase-contrast microtomography from a compact laser-driven betatron source., Nat. Commun. 6, 7568 (2015)
  5. I. Zanette, B. Enders, M. Dierolf, P. Thibault, R. Gradl, A. Diaz, M. Guizar-Sicairos, A. Menzel, F. Pfeiffer and P. Zaslansky, Ptychographic X-ray nanotomography quantifies mineral distributions in human dentine, Sci. Rep. 5, 9210 (2015)
  6. I. Zanette, M.-C. Zdora, T. Zhou, A. Burvall, D. H. Larsson, P. Thibault, H. M. Hertz and F. Pfeiffer, X-ray microtomography using correlation of near-field speckles for material characterization, P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112, 12569–12573 (2015)
  7. M.-C. Zdora, P. Thibault, F. Pfeiffer and I. Zanette, Simulations of x-ray speckle-based dark-field and phase-contrast imaging with a polychromatic beam, J. Appl. Phys. 118, 113105 (2015)


  1. B. Enders, M. Dierolf, P. Cloetens, M. Stockmar, F. Pfeiffer and P. Thibault, Ptychography with broad-bandwidth radiation, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 171104 (2014)
  2. P. M. Pelz, M. Guizar-Sicairos, P. Thibault, I. Johnson, M. Holler and A. Menzel, On-the-fly scans for X-ray ptychography, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 251101 (2014)
  3. P. Thibault, M. Guizar-Sicairos and A. Menzel, Coherent imaging at the diffraction limit, J. Synchrotron Radiat. 21, 1011–1018 (2014)
  4. I. Zanette, T. Zhou, A. Burvall, U. Lundström, D. H. Larsson, M. Zdora, P. Thibault, F. Pfeiffer, and H. M. Hertz, Speckle-Based X-Ray Phase-Contrast and Dark-Field Imaging with a Laboratory Source, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 253903 (2014)


  1. F. M. Epple, G. Potdevin, P. Thibault, S. Ehn, J. Herzen, F. Beckmann and F. Pfeiffer, Unwrapping differential x-ray phase-contrast images through phase estimation from multiple energy data, Opt. Express 21, 730–732 (2013)
  2. M. Stockmar, P. Cloetens, I. Zanette, B. Enders, M. Dierolf, F. Pfeiffer and P. Thibault, Near-field ptychography: phase retrieval for inline holography using a structured illumination, Sci. Rep. 3, 1927 (2013)
  3. P. Thibault and A. Menzel, Reconstructing state mixtures from diffraction measurements, Nature 494, 68–71 (2013)

2012 and earlier

  1. A. Diaz, P. Trtik, M. Guizar-Sicairos, A. Menzel, P. Thibault and O. Bunk, Quantitative x-ray phase nanotomography, Phys. Rev. B 85, 020104 (2012)
  2. D. Hahn, P. Thibault, M. Bech, M. Stockmar, S. Schleede, I. Zanette, A. Rack, T. Weitkamp, A. Sztrókay, T. Schlossbauer, F. Bamberg, M. Reiser and F. Pfeiffer, Numerical comparison of X-ray differential phase contrast and attenuation contrast, Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 1141–1148 (2012)
  3. P. Thibault and M. Guizar-Sicairos, Maximum-likelihood refinement for coherent diffractive imaging, New J. Phys. 14, 063004 (2012)
  4. B. Kaulich, P. Thibault, A. Gianoncelli and M. Kiskinova, Transmission and emission x-ray microscopy: operation modes, contrast mechanisms and applications., J. Phys. Condens. Matter 23, 083002 (2011)
  5. M. Dierolf, P. Thibault, A. Menzel, C.M. Kewish, K. Jefimovs, I. Schlichting, K. König, O. Bunk and F. Pfeiffer, Ptychographic coherent diffractive imaging of weakly scattering specimens, New J. Phys. 12, 35017 (2010)
  6. M. Dierolf, A. Menzel, P. Thibault, P. Schneider, C.M. Kewish, R. Wepf, O. Bunk and F. Pfeiffer, Ptychographic X-ray computed tomography at the nanoscale, Nature 467, 436–439 (2010)
  7. C. M. Kewish, P. Thibault, M. Dierolf, O. Bunk, A. Menzel, J. Vila-Comamala, K. Jefimovs and F. Pfeiffer, Ptychographic characterization of the wavefield in the focus of reflective hard X-ray optics, Ultramicroscopy 110, 325–329 (2010)
  8. C. M. Kewish, P. Thibault, O. Bunk and F. Pfeiffer, The potential for two-dimensional crystallography of membrane proteins at future x-ray free-electron laser sources, New J. Phys. 12, 035005 (2010)
  9. A. Menzel, C. M. Kewish, P. Kraft, B. Henrich, K. Jefimovs, J. Vila-Comamala, C. David, M. Dierolf, P. Thibault, F. Pfeiffer, and O. Bunk, Scanning transmission X-ray microscopy with a fast framing pixel detector, Ultramicroscopy 110, 1143–1147 (2010)
  10. P. Thibault and V. Elser, X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy, Ann. Rev. Cond. Mat. Phys. 1, 237–255 (2010)
  11. K. Giewekemeyer, P. Thibault, S. Kalbfleisch, A. Beerlink, C.M. Kewish, M. Dierolf, F. Pfeiffer, and T. Salditt, Quantitative biological imaging by ptychographic x-ray diffraction microscopy, P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 529–534 (2009)
  12. P. Thibault, M. Dierolf, O. Bunk, A. Menzel and F. Pfeiffer, Probe retrieval in ptychographic coherent diffractive imaging, Ultramicroscopy 109, 338–343 (2009)
  13. M. Dierolf, O. Bunk, S. Kynde, P. Thibault, I. Johnson, A. Menzel, K. Jefimovs, C. David, O. Marti and F. Pfeiffer, Ptychography and lensless x-ray imaging, Europhys. News 39, 22–24 (2008)
  14. P. Thibault, M. Dierolf, A. Menzel, O. Bunk, C. David and F. Pfeiffer, High-Resolution Scanning X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy, Science 321, 379–382 (2008)