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Title: 3-dimensional imaging system using crystal diffraction lenses

Abstract

A device for imaging a plurality of sources of x-ray and gamma-ray radiation is provided. Diffracting crystals are used for focusing the radiation and directing the radiation to a detector which is used for analyzing their addition to collect data as to the location of the source of radiation. A computer is used for converting the data to an image. The invention also provides for a method for imaging x-ray and gamma radiation by supplying a plurality of sources of radiation; focusing the radiation onto a detector; analyzing the focused radiation to collect data as to the type and location of the radiation; and producing an image using the data. 18 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
321293
Patent Number(s):
5,869,841
Application Number:
PAN: 8-762,992; TRN: 99:003327
Assignee:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States) PTO; SCA: 440101; PA: EDB-99:031332; SN: 99002064392
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Feb 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; IMAGES; GAMMA DETECTION; X-RAY DETECTION; DATA PROCESSING; DESIGN; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; DIFFRACTION GRATINGS; RADIATION DETECTORS

Citation Formats

Smither, R.K. 3-dimensional imaging system using crystal diffraction lenses. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Smither, R.K. 3-dimensional imaging system using crystal diffraction lenses. United States.
Smither, R.K. Tue . "3-dimensional imaging system using crystal diffraction lenses". United States.
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