Volume 83, Number 2, July 2008
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Physics of Gases, Plasmas and Electric Discharges|
|Published online||30 June 2008|
Phase-contrast imaging of a soft biological object using X-pinch as X-ray source
Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University - Beijing, 100084, China
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 5 June 2008
The X-ray emission from an X-pinch was measured with diamond photoconducting detectors and a pinhole camera, and the results show that the X-ray source of the X-pinch is extremely small in size and high in brightness. As such, the X-pinch could be considered as an X-ray point source having a high spatial coherence that is required by a simplified scheme of X-ray phase-contrast imaging. The X-pinch was used as X-ray source for the phase-contrast imaging of a weakly X-ray-absorbing mosquito and an image with high contrast was obtained.
PACS: 52.58.Lq – Z-pinches, plasma focus, and other pinch devices / 52.59.Ye – Plasma devices for generation of coherent radiation
© EPLA, 2008
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