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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6406–6413

Combined X-ray diffraction and kinetic depth effect imaging

Anthony Dicken, Keith Rogers, Paul Evans, Jer Wang Chan, Joseph Rogers, and Simon Godber  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6406-6413 (2011)

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In this preliminary study we present a depth resolved transmission image sequence of an object combined with the materials discriminating ability of angular dispersive X-ray diffraction. Volumes within the object giving rise to diffraction patterns matched to a library of specific materials have been encoded visually within the images. The intensity of these highlighted areas has been weighted based on the certainty of the match. Both the theory and experimental proof of principle have been demonstrated. Considerations pertaining to a “scaled up” version of this technique are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(110.7440) Imaging systems : X-ray imaging

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: January 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2011
Published: March 21, 2011

Anthony Dicken, Keith Rogers, Paul Evans, Jer Wang Chan, Joseph Rogers, and Simon Godber, "Combined X-ray diffraction and kinetic depth effect imaging," Opt. Express 19, 6406-6413 (2011)

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