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X-ray Microtomography with Synchrotron Radiation
Author(s): D. K. Bowen; J. S. Elliott; S. R. Stock; S. D. Dover
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Paper Abstract

High resolution x-ray microtomography has been established at the synchrotron radiation source at Daresbury Laboratory, U.K. A high precision mechanical stage with two translational and one rotational degree of freedom has been constructed, and fully characterised by mechanical metrology; overall precision is better than 0.5 μm. Collimation of the incident synchrotron radiation beam through a 4 pm aperture has been obtained, giving 2 μm overall spatial resolution. Results have been obtained using monochromatic radiation at both 1 angstrom and 0.37 angstrom wavelengths, on human bone fragments and on sintered alumina ceramics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0691, X-Ray Imaging II, (12 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936625
Show Author Affiliations
D. K. Bowen, University of Warwick (United Kingdom)
J. S. Elliott, London Hospital Medical College (United Kingdom)
S. R. Stock, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
S. D. Dover, King's College (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0691:
X-Ray Imaging II
D. Keith Bowen; Larry V. Knight, Editor(s)

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