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Title: An image focusing means by using an opaque object to diffract x-rays

Abstract

This patent describes a method and apparatus for focusing and imaging x-rays. An opaque sphere is used as a diffractive imaging element to diffract x-rays from an object so that the divergent x-ray wavefronts are transformed into convergent wavefronts and are brought to focus to form an image of the object with a large depth of field.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5750521
Patent Number(s):
US 5022061; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-516401; TRN: 92-009144
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (USA)
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 30 Apr 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; IMAGE PROCESSING; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHY; USES; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; BEAM FOCUSING MAGNETS; ETCHING; FRESNEL REFLECTORS; GRAZING INCIDENCE TOMOGRAPHY; MICROELECTRONICS; PLATES; X RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTOMETERS; X-RAY SOURCES; COHERENT SCATTERING; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DIFFRACTION; DIFFRACTOMETERS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELECTROMAGNETS; EQUIPMENT; IONIZING RADIATIONS; MAGNETS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MIRRORS; PROCESSING; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIATIONS; SCATTERING; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR REFLECTORS; SURFACE FINISHING; TOMOGRAPHY; X-RAY EQUIPMENT; 440100* - Radiation Instrumentation; 070204 - Radiation Sources- Industrial Uses, Radiometric

Citation Formats

Sommargren, M E, and Weaver, H J. An image focusing means by using an opaque object to diffract x-rays. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Sommargren, M E, & Weaver, H J. An image focusing means by using an opaque object to diffract x-rays. United States.
Sommargren, M E, and Weaver, H J. Tue . "An image focusing means by using an opaque object to diffract x-rays". United States.
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abstractNote = {This patent describes a method and apparatus for focusing and imaging x-rays. An opaque sphere is used as a diffractive imaging element to diffract x-rays from an object so that the divergent x-ray wavefronts are transformed into convergent wavefronts and are brought to focus to form an image of the object with a large depth of field.},
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year = {1991},
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