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Polycapillary optics: comparison of computational modeling and experimental results
Author(s): R. Schmitz; C. A. MacDonald
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Paper Abstract

Polycapillary optics consist of hundreds of thousands of tiny hollow tubes that utilize total external reflection to redirect x-rays incident at grazing angles. These optics have been developed for various applications, from beam filtering to x-ray collimating or focusing. A fully three-dimensional Monte-Carlo-based ray-tracing simulation of polycapillary optics has been developed to model a variety of optics geometries. Good agreement to experimental data was found with a small number of fitting parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8141, Advances in Computational Methods for X-Ray Optics II, 81410D (23 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894730
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R. Schmitz, Univ. at Albany (United States)
C. A. MacDonald, Univ. at Albany (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8141:
Advances in Computational Methods for X-Ray Optics II
Manuel Sanchez del Rio; Oleg Chubar, Editor(s)

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