X-ray microtomography with synchrotron radiation

O. K. Bowen, J. S. Elliott, S. R. Stock, S. D. Dover

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High resolution x-ray microtomography has been established at the synchrotron radiation source at Daresbury Laboratory, U.K. A high precision mechanical stage with two translational and one rotational degree of freedom has been constructed, and fully characterised by mechanical metrology; overall precision is better than O.5 ym. Collimation of the incident synchrotron radiation beam through a 4 ym aperture has been obtained, giving 2 ym overall spatial resolution. Results have been obtained using monochromatic radiation at both 1 angstrom and O.37 angstrom wavelengths, on human bone fragments and on sintered alumina ceramics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-98
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Aug 12 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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