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X-ray high-resolution diffraction using refractive lenses

DOI: 10.1063/1.1843282 DOI Help

Authors: Michael Drakopoulos (Diamond Light Source) , A. Snigirev (ESRF, France) , Irina Snigireva (ESRF, France) , Jorg Schilling (California Institute of Technology, USA.)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Applied Physics Letters , VOL 86 (1)

State: Published (Approved)
Published: December 2004

Abstract: Refractive x-raylenses have recently been applied for imaging and scanning microscopy with hard x rays. We report the application of refractive lenses in an optical scheme for high-resolution x-ray diffraction, performed at a high brilliance synchrotron radiation source. An experimental proof of principle and a theoretical discussion are presented. In particular, we observe the x-ray diffraction pattern from a two-dimensional photonic crystal with 4.2μm periodicity, which normally is employed to scatter light in the infrared.

Journal Keywords: X-Ray Diffraction; Lenses; X-Ray Optics

Subject Areas: Physics


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