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Refractive lenses for high-energy x-ray focusing
Author(s): Anatoly A. Snigirev; B. Filseth; Pascal Elleaume; Th. Klocke; Victor Kohn; Bruno Lengeler; Irina Snigireva; Alexei Souvorov; Johannes Tuemmler
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Paper Abstract

Focusing of hard X-rays by refraction has been a long time been considered as unfeasible due to strong absorption and weak refraction of X-rays in matter. Recently it has been shown that compound refractive lenses can overcome the problem. It was demonstrated that the best candidates for lenses are low Z, high density materials. Linear and 2D lenses from aluminum, boron carbide, beryllium, pyrographite and Teflon were produced and tested. Focusing of 2 - 3 microns was achieved at an energy range from 9 to 30 keV. Compound refractive lenses have low sensitivity to heatload and are extremely well suited for focusing of undulator radiation. Two-plane focusing lenses have been optimized, built and installed in the white beam of the undulator on the machine diagnostic beamline of the ESRF to be used as an X-ray emittance diagnostic. The future potentials of the refractive lenses will be discussed as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3151, High Heat Flux and Synchrotron Radiation Beamlines, (11 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294496
Show Author Affiliations
Anatoly A. Snigirev, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
B. Filseth, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Pascal Elleaume, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Th. Klocke, Technical Univ. Aachen (Germany)
Victor Kohn, Russian Research Ctr. Kurchatov Institute (Russia)
Bruno Lengeler, Technical Univ. Aachen (Germany)
Irina Snigireva, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Alexei Souvorov, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Johannes Tuemmler, Technical Univ. Aachen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3151:
High Heat Flux and Synchrotron Radiation Beamlines
Albert T. Macrander; Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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