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Method and apparatus for producing monochromatic radiography with a bent laue crystal

United States Patent

March 14, 2000
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A method and apparatus for producing a monochromatic beam. A plurality of beams are generated from a polyenergetic source. The beams are then transmitted through a bent crystal, preferably a bent Laue crystal, having a non-cylindrical shape. A position of the bent crystal is rocked with respect to the polyenergetic source until a plurality of divergent monochromatic beams are emitted from the bent crystal.
Zhong; Zhong (Stony Brook, NY), Chapman; Leroy Dean (Bolingbrook, IL), Thomlinson; William C. (East Patchogue, NY)
09/ 016,891
February 2, 1998
This work was supported in part by U.S. Army Grant DAMD17-96-1-6143; U.S. Department of Energy Contract DE-AC02-76CH00016; and U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, ARPA Contract AOB227.