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X-ray polarizer based on Kumakhov optics
Author(s): Vladimir P. Petukhov; Svetlana V. Nikitina
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Paper Abstract

The use of polarized x-ray beams provides drastic reduction of background connected with Compton scattering from the sample under investigation. In conventional x-ray tubes with isotropic distribution of x rays, the intensity of polarized beam after polarizer is very small. We have carried out the experiment with Kumakhov lens and Barcla polarizer to receive intense x-ray polarized beams. X-ray fluorescent spectra are observed by exciting a sample with both: polarized and unpolarized beams. A significant reduction in magnitude of the scattering radiation was observed with Kumakhov lens and Barcla polarizer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3115, Hard X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detector Physics, Optics, and Applications, (7 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277678
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir P. Petukhov, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Svetlana V. Nikitina, Institute for Roentgen Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3115:
Hard X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detector Physics, Optics, and Applications
Richard B. Hoover; F. Patrick Doty, Editor(s)

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