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Multiple-channel, total-reflection optic with controllable divergence

United States Patent

5,604,353
February 18, 1997
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An apparatus and method for providing focused x-ray, gamma-ray, charged particle and neutral particle, including neutron, radiation beams with a controllable amount of divergence are disclosed. The apparatus features a novel use of a radiation blocking structure, which, when combined with multiple-channel total reflection optics, increases the versatility of the optics by providing user-controlled output-beam divergence.
Gibson; David M. (Voorheesville, NY), Downing; Robert G. (Albany, NY)
X-Ray Optical Systems, Inc. (Albany, NY)
08/ 489,503
June 12, 1995
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract No. DE-FG02-91ER81220 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.