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  • Vol. 66, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1976
  • pp: 1048–1049

Measurements on an x-ray light pipe at 5.9 and 14.4 keV

W. T. Vetterling and R. V. Pound  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 66, Issue 10, pp. 1048-1049 (1976)

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The phenomenon of total external reflection can be successfully applied to the construction of x-ray conducting pipes. Pipe transmission as a function of length and radial source position are investigated, as well as energy constancy of the transmitted radiation. Transmission is strongly energy dependent, favoring low energies.

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W. T. Vetterling and R. V. Pound, "Measurements on an x-ray light pipe at 5.9 and 14.4 keV," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1048-1049 (1976)

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