High-flux ptychographic imaging using the new 55 μm-pixel detector 'Lambda' based on the Medipix3 readout chip
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Suitable detection systems that are capable of recording high photon count rates with single-photon detection are instrumental for coherent X-ray imaging. The new single-photon-counting pixel detector 'Lambda' has been tested in a ptychographic imaging experiment on solar-cell nanowires using Kirkpatrick-Baez-focused 13.8 keV X-rays. Taking advantage of the high count rate of the Lambda and dynamic range expansion by the semi-transparent central stop, a high-dynamic-range diffraction signal covering more than seven orders of magnitude has been recorded, which corresponds to a photon flux density of about 105 photons nm-2 s-1 or a flux of ∼1010 photons s-1 on the sample. By comparison with data taken without the semi-transparent central stop, an increase in resolution by a factor of 3-4 is determined: from about 125 nm to about 38 nm for the nanowire and from about 83 nm to about 21 nm for the illuminating wavefield.
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|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations and Advances|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 Nov 1|