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Title: Chromatic X-ray magnifying method and apparatus by Bragg reflective planes on the surface of Abbe sphere

Abstract

Method and apparatus for producing sharp, chromatic, magnified images of X-ray emitting objects, are provided. The apparatus, which constitutes an X-ray microscope or telescope, comprises a connected collection of Bragg reflecting planes, comprised of either a bent crystal or a synthetic multilayer structure, disposed on and adjacent to a locus determined by a spherical surface. The individual Bragg planes are spatially oriented to Bragg reflect radiation from the object location toward the image location. This is accomplished by making the Bragg planes spatially coincident with the surfaces of either a nested series of prolate ellipsoids of revolution, or a nested series of spheres. The spacing between the Bragg reflecting planes can be tailored to control the wavelengths and the amount of the X-radiation that is Bragg reflected to form the X-ray image.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867889
Patent Number(s):
US 5027377
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
chromatic; x-ray; magnifying; method; apparatus; bragg; reflective; planes; surface; abbe; sphere; producing; sharp; magnified; images; emitting; provided; constitutes; microscope; telescope; comprises; connected; collection; reflecting; comprised; bent; crystal; synthetic; multilayer; structure; disposed; adjacent; locus; determined; spherical; individual; spatially; oriented; reflect; radiation; location; image; accomplished; coincident; surfaces; nested; series; prolate; ellipsoids; revolution; spheres; spacing; tailored; control; wavelengths; amount; x-radiation; reflected; form; x-ray image; spherical surface; multilayer structure; x-ray microscope; reflect radiation; chromatic x-ray; -ray emitting; /378/

Citation Formats

Thoe, Robert S. Chromatic X-ray magnifying method and apparatus by Bragg reflective planes on the surface of Abbe sphere. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Thoe, Robert S. Chromatic X-ray magnifying method and apparatus by Bragg reflective planes on the surface of Abbe sphere. United States.
Thoe, Robert S. Tue . "Chromatic X-ray magnifying method and apparatus by Bragg reflective planes on the surface of Abbe sphere". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867889.
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abstractNote = {Method and apparatus for producing sharp, chromatic, magnified images of X-ray emitting objects, are provided. The apparatus, which constitutes an X-ray microscope or telescope, comprises a connected collection of Bragg reflecting planes, comprised of either a bent crystal or a synthetic multilayer structure, disposed on and adjacent to a locus determined by a spherical surface. The individual Bragg planes are spatially oriented to Bragg reflect radiation from the object location toward the image location. This is accomplished by making the Bragg planes spatially coincident with the surfaces of either a nested series of prolate ellipsoids of revolution, or a nested series of spheres. The spacing between the Bragg reflecting planes can be tailored to control the wavelengths and the amount of the X-radiation that is Bragg reflected to form the X-ray image.},
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year = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991},
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