Pencil beam coded aperture x-ray scatter imaging

Kenneth MacCabe, Kalyani Krishnamurthy, Amarpreet Chawla, Daniel Marks, Ehsan Samei, David Brady

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We use coded aperture x-ray scatter imaging to interrogate scattering targets with a pencil beam. Observations from a single x-ray exposure of a flat-panel scintillation detector are used to simultaneously determine the along-beam positions and momentum transfer profiles of two crystalline powders (NaCl and Al). The system operates with a 3 cm range resolution and a momentum transfer resolution of 0.1 nm 1. These results demonstrate that a single snapshot can be used to estimate scattering properties along an x-ray beam, and serve as a foundation for volumetric imaging of scattering objects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16310-16320
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Issue number15
StatePublished - Jul 16 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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