General solution for quantitative dark-field contrast imaging with grating interferometers.

Markus Strobl

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    Abstract

    Grating interferometer based imaging with X-rays and neutrons has proven to hold huge potential for applications in key research fields conveying biology and medicine as well as engineering and magnetism, respectively. The thereby amenable dark-field imaging modality implied the promise to access structural information beyond reach of direct spatial resolution. However, only here a yet missing approach is reported that finally allows exploiting this outstanding potential for non-destructive materials characterizations. It enables to obtain quantitative structural small angle scattering information combined with up to 3-dimensional spatial image resolution even at lab based x-ray or at neutron sources. The implied two orders of magnitude efficiency gain as compared to currently available techniques in this regime paves the way for unprecedented structural investigations of complex sample systems of interest for material science in a vast range of fields.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number7243
    JournalScientific Reports
    Volume4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Subject classification (UKÄ)

    • Physical Sciences
    • Natural Sciences

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