Due to its excellent spatially and spectroscopically resolving capabilities, it is possible to use the CXC for a broad variety of applications.
For this method, a broad beam X-ray source illuminates the entire sample, and the CXC preserves the spatial coherence of the image using polycapillary optics.
3D pictures can be constructed from two dimensional Full Field - X-Ray Flourescence images.
The CXC is capable to record spatially and spectroscopically resolved images. Simultaneous XRD-XRF signal can be separated. This results in diffraction patterns with no fluorescence background and fluorescence spectra with no diffraction peaks.