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Development of synchrotron pink beam x-ray grating interferometer at the Diamond Light source I13-2 beamline

DOI: 10.1117/12.2530698 DOI Help

Authors: Shashidhara Marathe (Diamond Light Source) , Malte Storm (Diamond Light Source) , Venkata Sree Charan Kuppilli (University of Cambridge) , Richard Harrison (University of Cambridge) , Gunjan Das (Diamond Light Source; University of Leeds; dResearch complex at Harwell) , Sven L. M. Schroeder (Diamond Light Source; University of Leeds; Research complex at Harwell) , Silvia Cipiccia (Diamond Light Source) , Florian Doring (Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)) , Christian David (Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)) , Christoph Rau (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2019
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2019
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 21327

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Abstract: X-ray Grating Talbot Interferometer (XGTI) is already routinely used for quantitative phase contrast imaging of soft tissue samples. XGTI can be realized using various measurement techniques, depending on the X-ray source used, the required spatial resolution and the speed of acquisition. The phase-stepping measurement technique, which is commonly used for XGTI data acquisition, needs multiple acquisitions for a single projection. For fast imaging the Moiré technique, a single-shot technique, is often preferred. However, it requires two gratings which increases the dose on the sample. We have therefore examined the Spatial Harmonic Imaging (SHI) technique which is low-dose and single-shot, using the I13-2 Diamond-Manchester Beamline at Diamond Light Source (DLS). The DLS I13-2 beamline is equipped with a Double Crystal Monochromator (DCM) and a Multi-Layer Monochromator (MLM) to deliver monochromatic beam, which work at the energy bandwidths (ΔE/E) of 10-4 and 10-2, respectively. However, the disadvantage of using these monochromators, especially for fast imaging, is loss of X-ray flux. It has already been shown that XGTI can work with an energy bandwidth (ΔE/E) of 10-1. Our aim is to develop a single phase grating interferometer with pink beam from an undulator source, with X-ray mirror optics and multiple absorption filters, to obtain maximum possible flux with sufficient coherence and monochromaticity. We demonstrate performance with optimized beamline parameters for a photon energy of 15 keV with some demonstrative image reconstructions.

Journal Keywords: X-ray grating interferometer; Phase-contrast imaging; Spatial Harmonic Imaging; Tomography; Fast imaging; Pink-beam

Subject Areas: Physics

Instruments: I13-2-Diamond Manchester Imaging

Added On: 17/10/2019 11:59


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