Propagation-based imaging phase-contrast enhanced imaging setup for single shot acquisition using laser-generated X-ray sources

F. Barbato, D. Batani, D. Mancelli, J. Trela, G. Zeraouli, G. Boutoux, P. Neumayer, S. Atzeni, A. Schiavi, L. Volpe, V. Bagnoud, C. Brabetz, B. Zielbauer, P. Bradford, N. Woolsey, B. Borm, L. Antonelli*

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The development of new diagnostics is important to improve the interpretation of experiments. Often well-known physical processes and techniques originally developed in unrelated fields of science can be applied to a different area with a significant impact on the quality of the produced data. X-ray phase-contrast imaging (XPCI) is one techniques which has found many applications in biology and medicine. This is due to its capability to emphasise the presence of strong density variations normally oriented with respect to the X-ray propagation direction. With the availability of short energetic X-ray pulses XPCI extends to time-resolved pump-probe measurements of laser-matter interaction where strong density gradient are also present. In this work we present the setup for XPCI tested at the laser PHELiX at GSI in Germany.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC03005
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2019

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  • Lasers
  • Plasma generation (laser-produced, RF, x ray-produced)
  • X-ray generators and sources
  • X-ray radiography and digital radiography (DR)

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