We demonstrate the fabrication of a 2D Compound Array Refractive Lens (CARL) for multicontrast X-ray imaging. The CARL consists of six stacked polyimide foils with each displaying a
2D array of lenses with a 65 lm pitch aiming for a sensitivity on sub-micrometer structures with a
(few-)micrometer resolution in sensing through phase and scattering contrast at multiple keV. The
parabolic lenses are formed by indents in the foils by a paraboloid needle. The ability for fast
single-exposure multi-contrast imaging is demonstrated by filming the kinetics of pulsed laser
ablation in liquid. The three contrast channels, absorption, differential phase, and scattering, are
imaged with a time resolution of 25 ls. By changing the sample-detector distance, it is possible to
distinguish between nanoparticles and microbubbles.