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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3332–3335

Phase-contrast microscopy at high x-ray energy with a laboratory setup

Marco Endrizzi, Fabio A. Vittoria, Paul C. Diemoz, Rodolfo Lorenzo, Robert D. Speller, Ulrich H. Wagner, Christoph Rau, Ian K. Robinson, and Alessandro Olivo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 11, pp. 3332-3335 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003332


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Abstract

We report on the design and realization of an x-ray imaging system for quantitative phase-contrast microscopy at high x-ray energy with laboratory-scale instrumentation. Phase and amplitude were separated quantitatively at x-ray energies up to 80 keV with micrometric spatial resolution. The accuracy of the results was tested against numerical simulations, and the spatial resolution was experimentally quantified by measuring a Siemens star phase object. This simple setup should find broad application in those areas of x-ray imaging where high energy and spatial resolution are simultaneously required and in those difficult cases where the sample contains materials with similar x-ray absorption.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.7440) Imaging systems : X-ray imaging
(180.7460) Microscopy : X-ray microscopy

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: February 14, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2014
Published: May 30, 2014

Citation
Marco Endrizzi, Fabio A. Vittoria, Paul C. Diemoz, Rodolfo Lorenzo, Robert D. Speller, Ulrich H. Wagner, Christoph Rau, Ian K. Robinson, and Alessandro Olivo, "Phase-contrast microscopy at high x-ray energy with a laboratory setup," Opt. Lett. 39, 3332-3335 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-11-3332


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