LiF detectors-polycapillary lens for advanced X-ray imaging

D. Hampai, F. Bonfigli, S.B. Dabagov, R.M. Montereali, G. Della Ventura, F. Bellatreccia, M. Magi

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A great effort in X-ray imaging studies has been dedicated to the design of novel optics-detector solutions that aims in creating a compact laboratory X-ray microscopy apparatus. Based on our experience in the use of both capillary/polycapillary optical systems and LiF imaging detectors we have recently tested a new combination of these techniques. The potential of the optics both to concentrate and to shape X-ray radiation enforced by the high performances in terms of spatial resolution/dynamic range of LiF imaging detectors allows us to use very simple imaging techniques, like the contact one, particularly suitable for compact imaging systems. In this paper we present first results about high spatial resolution images of transmitted X-rays through a polycapillary semi-lens. Submicron X-ray imaging of thick geological samples was also presented and discussed. These results demonstrate the potentialities of these novel X-ray imaging system for characterization of X-rays optics and for applications in material, life and heart sciences. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113 - 115
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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