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High spatial resolution X-ray and gamma ray imaging system using diffraction crystals

United States Patent

May 17, 2011
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A method and a device for high spatial resolution imaging of a plurality of sources of x-ray and gamma-ray radiation are provided. The device comprises a plurality of arrays, with each array comprising a plurality of elements comprising a first collimator, a diffracting crystal, a second collimator, and a detector.
Smither; Robert K. (Hinsdale, IL)
Uchicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
12/ 272,483
November 17, 2008
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF INVENTION The United States Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago, representing Argonne National Laboratory.