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Refractive x-ray focusing with modified phonograph records
Author(s): Bjoern Cederstroem; Robert N. Cahn; Mats Danielsson; Mats Lundqvist; David Robert Nygren
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel design of a refractive x-ray lens. It is shown that a lens with a simple saw-tooth profile will have the same focusing properties as one with parabolic surfaces. The lens can be made in two symmetric pieces, and be fabricated with a standard record-cutting machine at a very low cost. Furthermore, the focal length for a given energy can be adjusted by a simple mechanical procedure. A prototype in vinyl with a focal length of 20 cm for 25 keV x-rays has been manufactured. Measurements in a table-top setup with a conventional x-ray tube are in good agreement with calculations based on geometrical optics and ray-tracing simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 November 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3767, EUV, X-Ray, and Neutron Optics and Sources, (23 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.371105
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Bjoern Cederstroem, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Robert N. Cahn, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Mats Danielsson, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Mats Lundqvist, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
David Robert Nygren, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3767:
EUV, X-Ray, and Neutron Optics and Sources
Carolyn A. MacDonald; Kenneth A. Goldberg; Juan R. Maldonado; Huaiyu Heather Chen-Mayer; Stephen P. Vernon, Editor(s)

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