Snapshot molecular imaging using coded energy-sensitive detection.

TitleSnapshot molecular imaging using coded energy-sensitive detection.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJA Greenberg, K Krishnamurthy, and D Brady
JournalOptics Express
Start Page25480
Pagination25480 - 25491
Date Published10/2013

We demonstrate a technique for measuring the range-resolved coherent scatter form factors of different objects from a single snapshot. By illuminating the object with an x-ray pencil beam and placing a coded aperture in front of a linear array of energy-sensitive detector elements, we record the coherently scattered x-rays. This approach yields lateral, range, and momentum transfer resolutions of 1 mm, 5 mm, and 0.2 nm⁻¹, respectively, which is sufficient for the distinguishing a variety of solids and liquids. These results indicate a path toward real-time volumetric molecular imaging for non-destructive examination in a variety of applications, including medical diagnostics, quality inspection, and security detection.

Short TitleOptics Express