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Lithium metal for x-ray refractive optics
Author(s): Nino R. Pereira; Dohn A. Arms; Roy Clarke; Steve B. Dierker; Eric Dufresne; D. Foster
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Paper Abstract

Lithium is the best material for refractive x-ray lenses, with peak performance around 8 keV. To date we have built a prototype of Cederstrom's so-called alligator lens, and have tested the lens with beamline 7ID's 10 keV x-rays on the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratories. To date we have attained only a threefold gain, most likely limited by surface roughness that is avoidable with more careful manufacturing techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4502, Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources and Optics II, (6 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449856
Show Author Affiliations
Nino R. Pereira, Ecopulse, Inc. (United States)
Dohn A. Arms, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Roy Clarke, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Steve B. Dierker, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Eric Dufresne, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
D. Foster, Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4502:
Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources and Optics II
Ali M. Khounsary; Carolyn A. MacDonald, Editor(s)

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