Operation of a two-crystal x-ray interferometer at the photon factory

Atsushi Momose, Akio Yoneyama, Keiichi Hirano

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A two-crystal X-ray interferometer for phase-contrast X-ray imaging is reported. Mechanical stability of less than 0.1 nm is required to operate the two-crystal interferometer. The feasibility of using such an interferometer at the Photon Factory using synchrotron radiation has been investigated. Interference fringes of 70% visibility were observed with 0.092 nm X-rays. This result indicates that the two-crystal X-ray interferometer can be applied to phase-contrast X-ray imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-312
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Imaging
  • Phase contrast
  • X-ray Interferometers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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