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High speed x-ray beam chopper

United States Patent

July 9, 2002
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A fast, economical, and compact x-ray beam chopper with a small mass and a small moment of inertia whose rotation can be synchronized and phase locked to an electronic signal from an x-ray source and be monitored by a light beam is disclosed. X-ray bursts shorter than 2.5 microseconds have been produced with a jitter time of less than 3 ns.
McPherson; Armon (Oswego, IL), Mills; Dennis M. (Naperville, IL)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
09/ 537,992
March 29, 2000
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago, representing Argonne National Laboratory.