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Title: Compound refractive X-ray lens

Abstract

An apparatus and method for focusing X-rays. In one embodiment, his invention is a commercial-grade compound refractive X-ray lens. The commercial-grade compound refractive X-ray lens includes a volume of low-Z material. The volume of low-Z material has a first surface which is adapted to receive X-rays of commercially-applicable power emitted from a commercial-grade X-ray source. The volume of low-Z material also has a second surface from which emerge the X-rays of commercially-applicable power which were received at the first surface. Additionally, the commercial-grade compound refractive X-ray lens includes a plurality of openings which are disposed between the first surface and the second surface. The plurality of openings are oriented such that the X-rays of commercially-applicable power which are received at the first surface, pass through the volume of low-Z material and through the plurality openings. In so doing, the X-rays which emerge from the second surface are refracted to a focal point.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Berkeley, CA
  2. Walnut Creek, CA
  3. Traellborg, SE
  4. Stocksund, SE
  5. Stockholm, SE
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873107
Patent Number(s):
US 6091798
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
compound; refractive; x-ray; lens; apparatus; method; focusing; x-rays; embodiment; commercial-grade; volume; low-z; material; surface; adapted; receive; commercially-applicable; power; emitted; source; emerge; received; additionally; plurality; openings; disposed; oriented; pass; refracted; focal; low-z material; x-ray lens; x-ray source; commercial-grade compound; refractive x-ray; compound refractive; focusing x-rays; /378/

Citation Formats

Nygren, David R, Cahn, Robert, Cederstrom, Bjorn, Danielsson, Mats, and Vestlund, Jonas. Compound refractive X-ray lens. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Nygren, David R, Cahn, Robert, Cederstrom, Bjorn, Danielsson, Mats, & Vestlund, Jonas. Compound refractive X-ray lens. United States.
Nygren, David R, Cahn, Robert, Cederstrom, Bjorn, Danielsson, Mats, and Vestlund, Jonas. Sat . "Compound refractive X-ray lens". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873107.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and method for focusing X-rays. In one embodiment, his invention is a commercial-grade compound refractive X-ray lens. The commercial-grade compound refractive X-ray lens includes a volume of low-Z material. The volume of low-Z material has a first surface which is adapted to receive X-rays of commercially-applicable power emitted from a commercial-grade X-ray source. The volume of low-Z material also has a second surface from which emerge the X-rays of commercially-applicable power which were received at the first surface. Additionally, the commercial-grade compound refractive X-ray lens includes a plurality of openings which are disposed between the first surface and the second surface. The plurality of openings are oriented such that the X-rays of commercially-applicable power which are received at the first surface, pass through the volume of low-Z material and through the plurality openings. In so doing, the X-rays which emerge from the second surface are refracted to a focal point.},
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