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X-ray phase-contrast methods

Research paper by V. V. Lider, M. V. Kovalchuk

Indexed on: 14 Nov '13Published on: 14 Nov '13Published in: Crystallography Reports



Abstract

This review is devoted to a comparative description of the methods for forming X-ray phase-contrast images of weakly absorbing (phase) objects. These include the crystal interferometer method, the Talbot interferometer method, diffraction-enhanced X-ray imaging, and the in-line method. The potential of their practical application in various fields of science and technology is discussed. The publications on the development and optimization of X-ray phase-contrast methods and the experimental study of phase objects are analyzed.