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Metal microarrays for collimating neutrons and x rays
Author(s): Brendan E. Allman; Alberto Cimmino; Anthony G. Klein; William A. Hamilton
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Paper Abstract

We describe the theory, fabrication and experimental results of novel, compact optical elements for collimating and/or focusing beams of x-rays or thermal neutrons. These optical elements are solid composites consisting of regular stacks of alternating micro-foils, analogous in action to Soller slits. They are made out of pairs of metals with suitable refractive indices for reflection and/or absorption of the radiation. The performance of these proof-in-principle collimating elements is limited only by the choice of micro-foil materials and the uniformity of their interfaces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3449, X-Ray Microfocusing: Applications and Techniques, (6 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330345
Show Author Affiliations
Brendan E. Allman, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Alberto Cimmino, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Anthony G. Klein, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
William A. Hamilton, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3449:
X-Ray Microfocusing: Applications and Techniques
Ian McNulty, Editor(s)

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