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Real-Time Hard X-ray Imaging

  • Alexander Rack
  • Margie Olbinado
  • Mario Scheel
  • Benjamin Jodar
  • John Morse
Chapter

Abstract

Using hard X-rays for high-speed and ultra high-speed imaging has enormous potential to visualize the interior of opaque systems as they change with time. Exposure times below one nanosecond for ultra high-speed imaging are accessible when synchrotron light sources are employed and this provides a non-destructive method of in-motion radiography. The polychromatic radiation of insertion devices in combination with X-ray phase contrast has proven to be suited for acquisition rates up to the MHz range. This chapter outlines the basic principles of indirect hard X-ray imaging detectors for real-time imaging, and other detection schemes and sources of radiation are briefly discussed. The potential of using hard X-rays for high-speed imaging is demonstrated with application examples from soft matter physics and materials processing.

Supplementary material

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Dynamics in an aqueous foam obtained by means of high-speed phase contrast radioscopy. The collapse of two cell walls can be followed as well as the rearrangement of the pores in the immediate neighborhood (AVI 23926 kb)
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Laser processing of a polystyrene foam: Interaction of an isolated laser irradiation (800 mJ, 20 ns pulse) with the aluminium-coated surface of a polystyrene foam is seen. The frame acquisition rate: 1.4 MHz, the integration time of the camera: 200 ns. (Contrast in the movie is dominated by X-ray phase contrast.) (AVI 37507 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Rack
    • 1
  • Margie Olbinado
    • 1
  • Mario Scheel
    • 2
  • Benjamin Jodar
    • 3
  • John Morse
    • 1
  1. 1.European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)GrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Synchrotron SoleilGif-Sur-YvetteFrance
  3. 3.UMR 6251—CNRS/Université de Rennes 1RennesFrance

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