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Title: System for phase-contrast x-ray radiography using X pinch radiation and a method thereof

Abstract

A radiograph system with an anode plate, a cathode plate, and a power source coupled to said anode plate and the cathode plate. At least two wires coupled between the anode plate and the cathode plate provide a configuration to form an X-pinch having a photon source size of less than five microns at energies above 2.5 keV. Material at the configuration forming the X-pinch vaporizes upon application of a suitable current to the wires forming a dense hot plasma and emitting a single x-ray pulse with sufficient photons having energies in the range of from about 2.5 keV to about 20 keV to provide a phase contrast image of an object in the path of the photons. Multiple simultaneous images may be formed of a plurality of objects. Suitable filters and x-ray detectors are provided.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. Ithaca, NY
  2. Moscow, RU
  3. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Cornell University
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
919844
Patent Number(s):
7,292,676
Application Number:
11/215,200
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-98ER54496
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Chandler, Katherine, Chelkovenko, Tatiana, Hammer, David, Pikuz, Sergei, Sinars, Daniel, and Song, Byungmoo. System for phase-contrast x-ray radiography using X pinch radiation and a method thereof. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Chandler, Katherine, Chelkovenko, Tatiana, Hammer, David, Pikuz, Sergei, Sinars, Daniel, & Song, Byungmoo. System for phase-contrast x-ray radiography using X pinch radiation and a method thereof. United States.
Chandler, Katherine, Chelkovenko, Tatiana, Hammer, David, Pikuz, Sergei, Sinars, Daniel, and Song, Byungmoo. Tue . "System for phase-contrast x-ray radiography using X pinch radiation and a method thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/919844.
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author = {Chandler, Katherine and Chelkovenko, Tatiana and Hammer, David and Pikuz, Sergei and Sinars, Daniel and Song, Byungmoo},
abstractNote = {A radiograph system with an anode plate, a cathode plate, and a power source coupled to said anode plate and the cathode plate. At least two wires coupled between the anode plate and the cathode plate provide a configuration to form an X-pinch having a photon source size of less than five microns at energies above 2.5 keV. Material at the configuration forming the X-pinch vaporizes upon application of a suitable current to the wires forming a dense hot plasma and emitting a single x-ray pulse with sufficient photons having energies in the range of from about 2.5 keV to about 20 keV to provide a phase contrast image of an object in the path of the photons. Multiple simultaneous images may be formed of a plurality of objects. Suitable filters and x-ray detectors are provided.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {11}
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