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Phase-contrast x-ray radiography using the X pinch radiation
Author(s): Sergey A. Pikuz; Tatyana A. Shelkovenko; Daniel B. Sinars; Katherine M. Chandler; David A. Hammer
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Paper Abstract

The application of the X pinch x-ray source for phase-contrast x-ray radiography of low absorption materials is demonstrated. The X pinch is a source of radiation in the 1-10 keV x-ray band with extremely small size and short pulse duration. The small source size provides high spatial coherence of the imaging x-ray beam, enabling it to be used to image low absorption, low contrast objects with excellent spatial resolution. Images with spatial resolution better than 3 micrometers of exploded, insulated 25 micrometers W wire and biological objects are presented. The advantages of the X-pinch over other x-ray sources are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4504, Applications of X Rays Generated from Lasers and Other Bright Sources II, (14 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448471
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Sergey A. Pikuz, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Tatyana A. Shelkovenko, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Daniel B. Sinars, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Katherine M. Chandler, Cornell Univ. (United States)
David A. Hammer, Cornell Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4504:
Applications of X Rays Generated from Lasers and Other Bright Sources II
George A. Kyrala; Jean-Claude J. Gauthier, Editor(s)

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