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Fast Imaging of Hard X-Rays With a Laboratory Microscope



A S. Bakulin, S M. Durbin, Terrence J. Jach, J Pedulla


An improved x-ray microscope with a fully electronic CCD detector system has been constructed that allows improved laboratory-based microstructural investigations of materials with hard x-rays. It uses the Kirkpatrick-Baez multilayer mirror design to form an image that has a demonstrated resolution of 4 m at 8 keV (Cu Kα radiation). This microscope performs well with standard sealed-tube laboratory x-ray sources, producing digital images with 20-s exposure times for m Au grid (a thickness of two absorption lengths).
Applied Optics
No. 19


Kirkpatrick-Baez, microscope, multilayer, optics, x-ray


Bakulin, A. , Durbin, S. , Jach, T. and Pedulla, J. (2000), Fast Imaging of Hard X-Rays With a Laboratory Microscope, Applied Optics (Accessed September 29, 2023)
Created June 30, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021