Inrad Optics worked with Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University to provide Scintinel™ stilbene crystals of various orientations mounted in housed assemblies for an anisotropy study on the performance of stilbene.

Curved crystal optics have long played an important role in focusing x-ray emissions in analytical instruments.  Watch our new video to learn more about these x-ray crystals.

In any optical assembly, the biggest challenge is balancing the optical and mechanical specifications, which can be at odds with each other. A recent case in point is an external flight window designed for high-resolution airborne imaging.

At magnetic confinement and laser inertial confinement nuclear fusion research facilities, plasma imaging and spectroscopy are critical tools for understanding the dynamics of the confined fuel and getting closer to the goal of clean, sustainable power. These plasma diagnostics are enabled by precision bent crystal x-ray optics designed and fabricated to offer high spatial and energy resolutions for particular ranges of x-ray energies. These optics operate by using the interplanar spacing at a given crystal orientation as a diffraction grating.