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X-ray imaging using a Talbot-Lau interferometer, consisting of three binary gratings, is a well-established approach to acquire x-ray phase-contrast and dark-field images with a polychromatic source. However, challenges in the production of high aspect ratio gratings limit the construction of a compact setup for high x-ray energies. In this study we(More)
Grating based X-ray differential phase contrast imaging (DPCI) allows for high contrast imaging of materials with similar absorption characteristics. In the last years' publications, small animals or parts of the human body like breast, hand, joints or blood vessels have been studied. Larger objects could not be investigated due to the restricted field of(More)
X-ray grating interferometry requires gratings with periods in the micrometer range and allows the acquisition of the dark-field contrast. The analyzer grating is designed to match the period of the interference pattern in order to translate it into a measurable intensity modulation. In this study, we explore the influence of a sample-induced mismatch(More)
Numerical wave-optical simulations of X-ray differential phase-contrast imaging using grating interferometry require the oversampling of gratings and object structures in the range of few micrometers. Consequently, fields of view of few millimeters already use large amounts of a computer's main memory to store the propagating wave front, limiting the scope(More)
The shear force between a gold and a graphite sample and an approaching near-field optical probe using tuning fork detection is studied in detail. The adiabatic and dissipative contributions are clearly distinguished by monitoring the amplitude as well as the phase of the tip vibration when approaching the surfaces. Their relative strengths vary differently(More)
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