The controlled drift detector as an x-ray imaging device for diffraction enhanced imaging

Özkan, Çiğdem
Diffraction Enhanced Imaging (DEI) is an X-ray imaging technique providing specific information about the molecular structure of a tissue by means of coherently scattered photons. A Controlled Drift Detector (CDD) is a novel 2D silicon imager developed to be used in X-ray imaging techniques. In this work a final (complete and detailed) analysis of DEI data taken with the CDD in the ELETTRA synchrotron light source facility in Trieste (Italy) in 2005, is presented and the applicability of both this new technique and the novel detector are discussed.


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Ç. Özkan, “The controlled drift detector as an x-ray imaging device for diffraction enhanced imaging,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.