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Concentration of x-rays using tapered capillaries
Author(s): Daniel J. Thiel; Donald H. Bilderback; Aaron Lewis
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Paper Abstract

Tapered glass capillaries are simple devices which have been used to concentrate x-rays. Micron-sized x-ray beams were produced using a variety of gradually tapered capillaries. Intensity gains ranging from 14 to 35 are reported using 6-keV synchrotron radiation. Data is presented demonstrating the potential of such devices as x-ray beam steering devices. In addition, a white-beam experiment is reported showing that tapered capillaries may be used as x-ray imaging components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1740, Optics for High-Brightness Synchrotron Radiation Beamlines, (20 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138709
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Daniel J. Thiel, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Donald H. Bilderback, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Aaron Lewis, Cornell Univ. and Hebrew Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1740:
Optics for High-Brightness Synchrotron Radiation Beamlines
John R. Arthur, Editor(s)

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