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Development of monolithic capillary optics for x-ray diffraction applications
Author(s): Johannes B. Ullrich; Igor Yu. Ponomarev; Mikhail V. Gubarev; Ning Gao; Qi-Fan Xiao; Walter M. Gibson
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Paper Abstract

One of the most attractive and potentially useful applications of capillary optics for x rays is conversion of divergent x rays from intense point sources into quasi parallel beams for diffraction applications. This is particularly important for investigation of small samples such as protein crystals. This report reviews the current status of development of monolithic tapered Kumakhov optics for protein structure analysis. Even at this early stage of development, gains of more than 30 compared to optimized systems without the optics have been achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2278, X-Ray and UV Detectors, (12 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180009
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Johannes B. Ullrich, SUNY/Albany and X-Ray Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Igor Yu. Ponomarev, SUNY/Albany and X-Ray Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Mikhail V. Gubarev, SUNY/Albany (United States)
Ning Gao, X-Ray Optical Systems Inc. (United States)
Qi-Fan Xiao, X-Ray Optical Systems Inc. (United States)
Walter M. Gibson, SUNY/Albany (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2278:
X-Ray and UV Detectors
Richard B. Hoover; Mark W. Tate, Editor(s)

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