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X-Ray Techniques For The Life And Physical Sciences
Author(s): David Attwood
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Paper Abstract

For most of us, our experience with x-rays relates mostly to medical and dental diagnostics based on simple shadow casting techniques. As observed by Rontgen in his pioneering workl of 1895, x-rays are not easily reflected or refracted by the usual techniques of visible optics. Now, however, advances in technology are permitting a significant extension of the utility of x-rays as tools for science and technology. The new techniques bypass the limitations imposed by refractive indices of all materials at these wavelengths, n = 1 - δ -iβ, where δ and β are comparable to each other and very much less than unity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1140, X-Ray Instrumentation in Medicine and Biology, Plasma Physics, Astrophysics, and Synchrotron Radiation, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961794
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David Attwood, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1140:
X-Ray Instrumentation in Medicine and Biology, Plasma Physics, Astrophysics, and Synchrotron Radiation

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