14 November 2001 Phase-contrast x-ray radiography using the X pinch radiation
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Abstract
The application of the X pinch x-ray source for phase-contrast x-ray radiography of low absorption materials is demonstrated. The X pinch is a source of radiation in the 1-10 keV x-ray band with extremely small size and short pulse duration. The small source size provides high spatial coherence of the imaging x-ray beam, enabling it to be used to image low absorption, low contrast objects with excellent spatial resolution. Images with spatial resolution better than 3 micrometers of exploded, insulated 25 micrometers W wire and biological objects are presented. The advantages of the X-pinch over other x-ray sources are discussed.
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Sergey A. Pikuz, Tatyana A. Shelkovenko, Daniel B. Sinars, Katherine M. Chandler, David A. Hammer, "Phase-contrast x-ray radiography using the X pinch radiation", Proc. SPIE 4504, Applications of X Rays Generated from Lasers and Other Bright Sources II, (14 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448471; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.448471
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