Center for X-ray Optics
The Center for X-ray Optics specializes in developing x-ray techniques and technology for a variety of applications. A major recent emphasis is on the development of simple techniques to bring practical x-ray phase imaging to clinical and industrial settings. The center was founded in 1991 as a collection of faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students and international collaborators studying the properties and application of x-ray and neutron optics.
Areas of Research
Facilities include a 1200 sq ft laboratory housing multiple x-ray beam lines consisting of rotating anode or microfocus x-ray sources with copper, molydenum and tungsten targets, motion control systems for optic alignment and testing, and high resolution energy sensitive or imaging detectors.