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Simulation study of polycapillary x-ray optics
Author(s): Hui Wang; Lei Wang; Walter M. Gibson; Carolyn A. MacDonald
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Paper Abstract

Polycapillary x-ray optics, arrays of hollow capillary tubes used to guide x-rays by total reflectance, are now being used in increasing numbers of applications, such as materials analysis, microelectronics manufacturing, x-ray astronomy and medical imaging. Because each optic contains hundreds of thousands of precisely shaped and located hollow channels, it is desirable to assess the feasibility of a variety of capillary geometries for a new application without physically constructing the optic. This assessment requires increasingly sophisticated modeling capability as new applications with more stringent requirements are developed. Previous analysis has shown that high-energy applications such as hard x-ray astronomy and medical imaging are particularly sensitive to optic profile errors such as channel waviness. A more physical model for surface waviness has been developed and included in optics simulations. The results are compared to measured data and to the results of other numerical simulation programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3444, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions, (19 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331286
Show Author Affiliations
Hui Wang, SUNY/Albany (United States)
Lei Wang, SUNY/Albany (United States)
Walter M. Gibson, SUNY/Albany (United States)
Carolyn A. MacDonald, SUNY/Albany (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3444:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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