Metal-coated capillary optics for soft x-ray

Yuji Matsuura, Tadaaki Oyama, Mitsunobu Miyagi

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A glass capillary with inner metal coating is proposed as a high efficiency, soft x-ray optic for medical applications. Based on results of theoretical calculation, for x-ray radiated from conventional x-ray tube, nickel is chosen as a coating material. A nickel-coated capillary is fabricated by using electroless deposition and the focusing and collimating effects are observed from measurement of transmission efficiency of soft x-ray.

Original languageEnglish
Article number03
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul 21
EventOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications V - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Jan 222005 Jan 25


  • Hollow fibers
  • Infrared fibers
  • Infrared lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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